Sickness absence from work in Spain: are there gender differences?

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dc.contributor.author Alba, Alfonso
dc.contributor.author López-Mourelo, Elva
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-22T17:35:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-22T17:35:58Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-01
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/25937
dc.description.abstract We use a sample of social security records containing work histories and sick leave episodes to investigate gender differences in the incidence and duration of absence from work due to sickness in Spain. For sick leave incidence we apply a competing risk model to a panel of newly employed workers who can be followed for two years until an episode of sick leave occurs or the job ends. For the duration of sick leave spells, we estimate a Weibull model. We distinguish between sick leave due to occupational illness or injury and sick leave due to common disease or accident. This distinction is important because only for the latter women have higher incidence and longer duration than men. In this respect, the presence of children under 3 years of age in the household becomes a significant explanatory factor.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M Working papers. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 17-15
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Sick leave
dc.subject.other Gender differences
dc.subject.other Cumulative incidence
dc.subject.other Competing risks
dc.subject.other Proportional hazard model
dc.title Sickness absence from work in Spain: are there gender differences?
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel J14
dc.subject.jel J28
dc.subject.jel J81
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001594
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