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Does Postponement of First Pregnancy Increase Gender Differences in Sickness Absence? A Register Based Analysis of Norwegian Employees in 1993–2007
Background: From 1970–2012, the average age at first delivery increased from 23.2–28.5 in Norway. Postponement of first pregnancy increases risks of medical complications both during and after pregnancy. Sickness ...
Age, occupational class and sickness absence during pregnancy: a retrospective analysis study of the Norwegian population registry
Objective Western women increasingly delay having children to advance their career, and pregnancy is considered to be riskier among older women. In Norway, this development surprisingly coincides with increased sickness ...
Women’s sickness absence in contemporary Norway. The impacts of class, motherhood, and pregnancy
(The University of Bergen, 2015-02-27)
It is well known that in many countries, women have higher levels of sickness absence than men. In spite of several attempts to explain this gender gap in Norway, it is not very well understood. This thesis contributes to ...