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Profiling the US Sick Leave Landscape

  title={Profiling the US Sick Leave Landscape},
  author={Philip Susser and Nicolas R. Ziebarth},
  journal={Labor: Public Policy \& Regulation eJournal},
This paper profiles the sick leave landscape in the US – the only industrialized country without universal access to paid sick leave or other forms of paid leave. We exploit the 2011 Leave Supplement of the American Time Use Survey (ATUS), a representative and comprehensive database on sick leave in the US. The two binary outcome variables measure (i) access to paid sick leave and (ii) suppressed sick leave ("presenteeism"). Thirty-five percent of US full-time employees lack access to paid sick… Expand

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