Skip to content

 

Esamples are currently unavailable. We are working to correct the issues as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

Worker Absenteeism and Sick Pay

$103.00

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521806954

$103.00
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Absenteeism is the single most important cause of lost labour time, yet it has received much less scholarly attention than more dramatic forms of industrial disruption, such as strikes. Arguing that any explanation of absence rates must take into account the interests of both employers and employees, this book constructs a model of the markets for absence and sick pay. These are not independent since sick pay affects workers' incentives to be absent, and absences affect employers' willingness to pay sick pay. The book reviews the available empirical evidence relating to both markets, stressing the importance of careful identification of the effect of the price of absence on demand, since this is a crucial quantity for firms' policies. It concludes by discussing the implications of the model for human resources management, and for the role of the state in sick pay provision.

    • Proposes and tests a market approach to the analysis of worker absenteeism
    • Improves on previous models of absenteeism and develops a unique theory of optimal sick pay
    • Draws out implications of the market approach to absenteeism for firms and for government policy
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "John Treble and Tim Barmby have achieved a tour de force. Their book makes very imaginative use of economic theory, illustrated with amusing and illuminating anecdotes. They argue that we should think of absence behaviour as the result of a bargain between employers and their employees, and that medical and psychological factors are only part of the picture. The nature of this bargain explains why some organisations have higher absence rates than others. This opens up scope for considering a much wider range of policies to deal with absence than the traditional ones. Their conclusions will be of interest to practitioners and researchers well beyond the economics fold." - David Marsden, Professor of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521806954
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The supply of absence and the provision of sick pay
    3. The demand for absence
    4. The markets for absence and for sick pay
    5. A brief introduction to identification
    6. The market for absence: empirical evidence
    7. The demand for absence: empirical evidence
    Appendix to Chapter 7
    8. Policy implications for firms
    9. Policy implications for states
    10. Conclusion
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    John Treble, Swansea University
    John Treble recently retired as Professor of Economics at Swansea University. He has previously taught and held visiting posts in the UK, North America, Europe and Australia. His work is mainly in labour economics, with some forays into economic history. Professor Treble was the founder of Britain's national labour economics conference, now called the Work and Pensions Economics Group, and served a full term on the founding Committee of the European Society of Labour Economists.

    Tim Barmby, University of Aberdeen
    Tim Barmby has held the Jaffrey Chair of Political Economy at the University of Aberdeen since 2004, before which he was Professor of Economics at Durham University. His main academic interest is in the empirical analysis of the incentive effects of labour contracts. He has worked with John Treble on the economic analysis of absenteeism for more than twenty-five years.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×