What makes you work while you are sick? Evidence from a survey of workers.

  title={What makes you work while you are sick? Evidence from a survey of workers.},
  author={Petri B{\"o}ckerman and Erkki Laukkanen},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  volume={20 1},
BACKGROUND Sickness absenteeism has been a focus of the EU Labour Force Surveys since the early 1970s. In contrast, sickness presenteeism is a newcomer. Based on surveys, this concept emerged in the empirical literature as late as the 1990s. Knowledge of the determinants of sickness presenteeism is still relatively sparse. METHODS The article examines the prevalence of sickness presenteeism in comparison with sickness absenteeism, using survey data covering 725 Finnish union members in 2008… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 43 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 references

Diversity management in the ICT industry: challenges and issues for social dialogue

  • J. Webster
  • UNI Global Union Report prepared for Union…
  • 2007

Sickness presenteeism, sickness absenteeism, and health following restructuring in a public service organization

  • N Caverley, JB Cunningham, JN. MacGregor
  • J Manage Stud 2007;44:304–19
  • 2007

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…