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The value of sick pay

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Not all countries provide universal access to publicly funded paid sick pay. Amongst countries that do, compensation rates can be low and coverage incomplete. This leaves a significant role for employer-provided paid sick pay in many countries. In this paper, we study who has access to employer-provided sick pay, how access to sick pay relates to labor supply when sick, and how much it is valued by workers for themselves and others. We find that workers in jobs with high contact to others are...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
New College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Author
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University of Oxford Publisher's website
Article number:
966
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2021-08-24
Paper number:
966
Language:
English
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1248620
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pubs:1248620
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2022-03-28

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