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Happy birthday! You're insured! Gender differences in work ethics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2007 (English)In: Economics Letters, ISSN 0165-1765, Vol. 94, no 1, 141-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study investigates the potential existence of cheating within the Sickness Insurance Program. Results indicate that young male workers have strong preferences for leisure linked to birthday celebrations. Other workers appear to consider the costs of reporting in sick around birthdays as relatively large.

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2007. Vol. 94, no 1, 141-145 p.
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reporting sick, cheating, work ethics, natural experiment
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-57511DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2006.08.013ISI: 000243601500023OAI: diva2:416224
authorCount :1Available from: 2011-05-11 Created: 2011-05-11 Last updated: 2011-05-11Bibliographically approved

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