publication . Preprint . 2009

Part-time sick leave as a treatment method for individuals with musculoskeletal disorders

Andrén, Daniela; Svensson, Mikael;
Open Access
  • Published: 18 Aug 2009
Abstract
There is increasing evidence that staying active is an important part of a recovery process for individuals on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It has been suggested that using part-time sick-leave rather than full-time sick leave will enhance the possibility of full recovery to the workforce, and several countries actively favor this policy. However, to date only few studies have estimated the effect of using part-time sick leave in contrast to full-time sick leave. In this paper the effects of being on part-time sick leave compared to full-time sick leave is estimated for the probability of returning to work with full recovery of lost work c...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sick-leave; Part-time; Musculoskeletal; Endogenous regressors., jel:I12, jel:J21, jel:J28
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