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  • SOEPpapers 244 / 2009

    A Natural Experiment on Sick Pay Cuts, Sickness Absence, and Labor Costs

    This study estimates the reform effects of a reduction in statutory sick pay levels on various outcome dimensions. A federal law reduced the legal obligation of German employers to provide 100 percent continued wages for up to six weeks per sickness episode to 80 percent. This measure increased the ratio of employees having no days of absence by about 7.5 percent. The mean number of absence days per ...

    2009| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Martin Karlsson
  • SOEPpapers 245 / 2009

    The Effects of Expanding the Generosity of the Statutory Sickness Insurance System

    In 1999, in Germany, the statutory sick pay level was increased from 80 to 100 percent of foregone earnings for sicknessepisodes of up to six weeks. We show that this reform has led to an increase in average absence days of about 10 percent or one additional day per employee, per year. The estimates are based on SOEP survey data and parametric, nonparametric, and combined matching-regression difference-in-differences ...

    2009| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Martin Karlsson
  • SOEPpapers 248 / 2009

    The Effects of a Sick Pay Reform on Absence and on Health-Related Outcomes

    We evaluate the effects of a reduction in sick pay from 100 to 80% of the wage. Unlike previous literature, apart from absence from work, we also consider effects on doctor/hospital visits and subjective health indicators. We also add to the literature by estimating both switch-on and switch-off effects, because the reform was repealed two years later. We find a two-day reduction in the number of days ...

    2009| Patrick A. Puhani, Katja Sonderhof
  • SOEPpapers 233 / 2009

    Why Are Middle-Aged People so Depressed? Evidence from West Germany

    Does happiness vary with age? The evidence is inconclusive. Some studies show happiness to increase with age (Diener et al. 1999; Argyle 2001). Others hold that the association is U-shaped with either highest depression rates (Mroczek and Christian, 1998; Blanchflower and Oswald, 2008) or highest happiness levels occurring during middle age (Easterlin, 2006). Current studies suffer from two shortcomings. ...

    2009| Hilke Brockmann
  • Externe Monographien

    Einflussfaktoren der Entwicklung von Gesundheitsausgaben: der Stand der internationalen Fachliteratur am Beispiel Deutschlands

    München: AVM, 2009, 114 S. | Nicolas R. Ziebarth
  • Research Notes 33 / 2009

    Die Anwendung der Wettbewerbs- und Kartellvorschriften im Gesundheitswesen: Status Quo und wettbewerbsökonomische Implikationen

    The latest health care reforms in Germany increased the scope for competition in Germany's compulsory health care system. Health insurances can now negotiate bilaterally contracts with service providers as well as so-called rebate contracts with pharmaceutical firms. In addition, health insurances can offer a greater variety of contractual options (returns and allowances) to their customers. In this ...

    2009| Pio Baake, Björn A. Kuchinke, Christian Wey
  • SOEPpapers 225 / 2009

    Co-pay and Feel Okay: Evidence of Illusory Health Gains from a Health Insurance Reform

    The reliability of general self-rated health status is examined using the reform of the public health insurance system of Germany in 2004 as a source of exogenous variation. Among others, the reform introduced a co-payment for ambulatory doctor visits and increased the co-payments for prescription drugs. This natural experiment allows identification of the causal impact of the program on self-assessed ...

    2009| Alfredo R. Paloyo
  • ESCIRRU- Papers 12 / 2009

    The Impact of Chernobyl on Health and Labour Market Performance in the Ukraine

    Using longitudinal data from the Ukraine we examine the extent of any long-lasting effects of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl disaster on the health and labour market performance of the adult workforce. The variation in the local area level of radiation fallout from the Chernobyl accident is considered as a potential instrument to try to establish the causal impact of poor health on labour force ...

    2009| Hartmut Lehmann, Jonathan Wadsworth
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Dynamics of Health and Labor Market Risks

    While there is little doubt that the probability of poor health increases with age, and that less healthy people face a more difficult situation on the labor market, the precise relationship between facing the risks of health deterioration and labor market instability is not well understood. Using 12 years of data from the German Socio-Economic Panel we study the nature of the relationship between ...

    In: Journal of Health Economics 28 (2009), 6, S. 1116-1125 | Peter Haan, Michal Myck
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Isometrische Greifkraft und sozialgerontologische Forschung: Ergebnisse und Analysepotentiale des SHARE und SOEP

    Dieser Aufsatz zeigt, dass die Messung der Handgreifkraft ein auch in sozialwissenschaftlichen Bevölkerungsumfragen einfach zu ermittelndes, nicht-invasives und verlässliches objektives Gesundheitsmaß ist. Die Greifkraftmessung stellt nicht nur eine sinnvolle Ergänzung zu selbst berichteten Indikatoren des Gesundheitszustandes dar, sondern besitzt darüber hinaus hinsichtlich einer Vielzahl insbesondere ...

    In: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 42 (2009), 2, S. 117-126 | Karsten Hank, Hendrik Jürges, Jürgen Schupp, Gert G. Wagner
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