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Ageing, Health, and ProductivityThe Economics of Increased Life Expectancy$
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Pietro Garibaldi, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, and Jan van Ours

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199587131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.001.0001

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Age and Absenteeism

Age and Absenteeism

(p.163) 9 Age and Absenteeism
Ageing, Health, and Productivity

Pekka Ilmakunnas

Jan van Ours

Vegard Skirbekk

Matthias Weiss

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This chapter explores absenteeism using two different kinds of data. One is a unique data set of workers in a German truck assembly plant where the chapter identifies workers who work together in a team on a daily basis. Thus, the chapter is able to relate the probability of absence of a worker to characteristics of the work team. Characteristics of the work team in this study include team size, and measures of diversity with respect to age, nationality, education, and age. The second data set is a Finnish survey based on a representative sample of persons in paid employment. Besides working conditions, personal characteristics, and work experience, it includes information on the number and duration absences.

Keywords:   work team, team size, diversity, working conditions, absenteeism

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