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Title: If sick-leave becomes more costly, will I go back to work? Could it be too soon?
Author: Marie, Olivier
Vall Castelló, Judit
Keywords: Política laboral
Baixa mèdica
Accidents de treball
Labor policy
Sick leave
Industrial accidents
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Institut d’Economia de Barcelona
Series/Report no: [WP E-IEB20/09]
Abstract: We investigate the impact on work absence of a massive reduction in paid sick leave benefits. We exploit a policy change that only affected public sector workers in Spain and compare changes in the number and length of spells they take relative to unaffected private sector workers. Our results highlight a large drop in frequency mostly offset by increases in average duration. Overall, the policy did reduce number of days lost to sick leave. For some, return to work may have been premature as we document very large increases in both the proportion of relapses and the working accidents rate.
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It is part of: IEB Working Paper 2020/09
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