The Impact of Sickness Absenteeism on Firm Productivity: New Evidence from Belgian Matched Employer–Employee Panel Data

Using rich longitudinal matched employer–employee data for Belgium, we provide a first investigation of the impact of sickness absenteeism on firms’ productivity. To do so, we estimate a production function augmented with a firm‐level measure of sickness absenteeism that we constructed from worker‐l...

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Volume: 59
Main Author: Grinza, Elena
Rycx, François
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: HOBOKEN WILEY 01.01.2020
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published in: Industrial relations (Berkeley) Vol. 59; no. 1; pp. 150 - 194
ORCID: 0000-0002-8978-634X
Data of publication: January 2020
ISSN: 0019-8676
EISSN: 1468-232X
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Universitè Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; IZA, Bonn, Germany; Université de Mons, Mons, Belgium; Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium. E‐mail
The authors’ affiliations are, respectively, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy. E‐mail
We are most grateful to Statistics Belgium for giving us access to the data. We thank the Editor and two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments and suggestions. Funding for this research was provided by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), within the IPSWICH and IMMIBEL projects. The usual disclaimer applies.
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Web of Knowledge
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