Cyclical absenteeism among private sector, public sector and self-employed workers.

  title={Cyclical absenteeism among private sector, public sector and self-employed workers.},
  author={Christian Pfeifer},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={22 3},
This research note analyzes differences in the number of absent working days and doctor visits and in their cyclicality between private sector, public sector and self-employed workers. For this purpose, I used large-scale German survey data for the years 1995 to 2007 to estimate random effects negative binomial (count data) models. The main findings are as follows. (i) Public sector workers have on average more absent working days than private sector and self-employed workers. Self-employed… CONTINUE READING

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