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Purpose This paper aims to answer the question whether combining sick leave with some hours of work can help employees diagnosed with a mental disorder (MD) increase their probability of returning to work. Given the available data, this paper analyzes the impact of part-time sick leave (PTSL) on the probability of fully recovering lost work capacity for(More)
We theoretically and empirically disentangle various eects of two cuts in the statutory sick pay levels in Germany on long-term absenteeism. The reforms have not led to signicant changes in the average incidence rate and duration of sick leave periods longer than six weeks. The nding is theoretically conrmed assuming that the long-term sick are seriously(More)
Introduction There is increasing evidence that staying active is an important part of a recovery process for individuals on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It has been suggested that using part-time sick-leave rather than full-time sick leave will enhance the possibility of full recovery to the workforce, and several countries actively(More)
In this paper, we analyze exits from long-term sickness spells in Sweden. Using data for more than 2,500 people, the aim is to analyze the transition to different states: return to work, full disability pension, partial disability pension, and other exits from the labor force. Given the complexity of the exit decision, which encompasses both the(More)
This paper presents an econometric framework for analyzing part-time sick leave as a treatment method. We exemplify how the discrete choice one-factor model can address the importance of controlling for unobserved heterogeneity in understanding the selection into part-time/full-time sick leave and the probability to fully recover from a reduced work(More)
This paper analyzes subjective well-being in Romania in 2001, 11 years after the collapse of the communism and the beginning of the transition to a market economy. Using a survey among 1770 individuals, we analyze the effects of various variables on self-reported measures of life satisfaction, and find that life satisfaction increases with housing standard,(More)
This paper takes departure in the unique position taken by Swedish policymakers recently in giving explicit emphasis to migration as a tool for increasing trade. We attempt to put this position to empirical scrutiny. Our results demonstrate that migrants spur exports, especially along the extensive product margin of trade and for differentiated products,(More)
The goal of this paper is to analyze short term-absences from work (i.e., periods of seven days or less) in Sweden during a period with two different reforms. As a theoretical model we use a utility-maximization framework with two restrictions (time and budget constraints). Using multiple spell data, short-term absenteeism is analyzed for a period with(More)