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Work Absence - A Signalling Factor for Temporary Workers?

Wallette, Mårten LU and Amilon, Anna LU (2009) In Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 23(1).
Abstract
This paper investigates whether low levels of absence increase the probability of permanent employment and reduce that of unemployment for Swedish temporary workers. We investigate two reasons for absence: worker sickness and sickness of a dependent child. Using a competing risk estimation model, we find that sick leave reduces the probability of permanent employment for women and increases the probability of unemployment for men. Absence due to child sickness increases the risk of unemployment for women. Although the influence of sick leave varies substantially among different temporary jobs, replacement and probation workers are generally the most affected.
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Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
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23
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9914
DOI
10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00445.x
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  author       = {Wallette, Mårten and Amilon, Anna},
  issn         = {1467-9914},
  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Labour: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations},
  title        = {Work Absence - A Signalling Factor for Temporary Workers?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00445.x},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2009},
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