Gender & Sickness Absence: Who is worse, Men or Women? (2)

Research Paper Title The Gender Gap in Sickness Absence: Long-term Trends in Eight European Countries. Background Most studies show that women have considerably higher rates of sickness absence than men, but little is known on how the gender gap has developed over time. Methods Data are taken from the EU Labour Force Surveys. The dependent… Read More


Gender & Sickness Absence: Who is worse, Men or Women? (1)

A survey of sickness absence in Eight European countries from 1980 to 2010 (see next post) shows that, contrary to stereotype, for most of this period the Dutch have taken four times as much sick leave as the Italians and Irish. Women are off sick more than men in every country, but especially in the… Read More

Homeworking: Driven by the Recession?

More women are taking on flexible working roles, data shows . The number of people working from home has risen by 13% in the last five years, according to figures recently released by the TUC (Trades Union Congress, the trade unions’ association). Just over four million employees said that they mainly worked from home in 2012, an… Read More