Sick Pay Provision in Experimental Labor Markets


Dürsch, Peter ; Oechssler, Jörg ; Vadovic, Radovan


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/2300
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-23006
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2008
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Sonderforschungsbereich 504 > Rationalitätskonzepte, Entscheidungsverhalten und ökonomische Modellierung (Laufzeit 1997 - 2008)
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C92 C91 C72 D43 L13 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Krankengeld , Lohnfortzahlung , Betriebliche Sozialleistungen , Arbeitsbeziehungen , Arbeitsmarkt
Keywords (English): sick pay , sick leave , experiment , gift exchange
Abstract: Sick pay is a common provision in most labor contracts. This paper employs an experimental gift-exchange environment to explore two related questions using both managers and undergraduates as subjects. First, do workers reciprocate sick pay in the same way as they reciprocate wage payments? Second, do firms benefit from offering sick pay? Firms may benefit in two different ways: directly, from workers reciprocating higher sick pay with higher efforts; and indirectly, from self-selection of reciprocal workers into contracts with higher sick pay. Our main finding is that the direct effect is rather weak in terms of effort and negative in terms of profits. However, when there is competition among firms for workers, sick pay can become an important advantage. Consequently, competition leads to a higher provision of sick pay relative to a monopsonistic labor market.
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