Family Employees and Absenteeism

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Jorn H. Block

University of Trier - Faculty of Management; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Institute of Management (ERIM)

Laszlo Goerke

University of Trier - Institute of Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the European Union; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

José María Millán

University of Huelva

Concepcion Roman

University of Huelva

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Date Written: November 11, 2013

Abstract

Work effort varies greatly across employees, as evidenced by substantial differences in absence rates. Moreover, absenteeism causes sizeable output losses. Using data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), this paper investigates absence behavior of family employees, i.e. workers who are employed in enterprises owned by a relative. Our estimates indicate that being a family employee instead of a regular employee in the private sector significantly reduces both the probability and duration of absence to a substantial degree.

Keywords: absenteeism, family employees, European Community Household Panel, work effort

JEL Classification: I10, J22, M50

Suggested Citation

Block, Jorn Hendrich and Goerke, Laszlo and Millan, Jose Maria and Roman, Concepcion, Family Employees and Absenteeism (November 11, 2013). Economics Letters, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2352853 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2352853

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Concepcion Roman

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