Sickness absence differences between natives and immigrant workers : The role of differences in self-reported health

@inproceedings{Brekke2012SicknessAD,
  title={Sickness absence differences between natives and immigrant workers : The role of differences in self-reported health},
  author={Idunn Brekke and P̊al Sch\one},
  year={2012}
}
The limited empirical evidence on sickness absence among immigrants indicates that nonWestern immigrants have a higher incidence of sickness-related absence than natives. The purpose of this article is to examine whether health is a contributing factor to the immigrantnative sickness absence gap. The present article makes use of two data sources: register data (FD-trygd) with labour market and sickness absence information linked to a cross-section questionnaire survey on health: The Oslo Health… CONTINUE READING

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