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Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil

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dc.contributor.author Bratberg, Espen
dc.contributor.author Monstad, Karin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T09:13:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T09:13:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.issn 1503-0946 (Print ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5990
dc.description.abstract Sickness absence has risen over the past years in Norway. An explanation put forward is that a tougher labour market represents a health hazard, while a competing hypothesis predicts that loss of job security works as a disciplinary device. In this analysis we aim to trace a causal impact of organizational turmoil or job insecurity on sickness absence, applying a difference-in-difference approach. Utilizing a negative financial shock that hit specific employers and workplaces, we find that sickness absence decreased considerably in the following year. The decrease is substantially larger among males than among female employees. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 13-2011 en
dc.rights Copyright Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies. All rights reserved en
dc.title Worried sick? Sickness absence during organizational turmoil en
dc.type Working paper en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200 en


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