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Commuting time and sick-day absence of US workers / Jose I. Gimenez-Nadal (University of Zaragoza and BIFI), Jose Alberto Molina (University of Zaragoza, BIFI and IZA), Jorge Velilla (University of Zaragoza) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGimenez-Nadal, José Ignacio ; Molina, José Alberto ; Velilla, Jorge
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, July 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11700
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-163774 
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This paper analyzes the relationship between commuting time and sick-day absence of US workers. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics for the years 2011, 2013, and 2015, we find that a 1% increase in the daily commute of male workers is associated with an increase of around 0.018% in sick-day absences per year. In the case of women, the relationship is not significant. These results hold after controlling for individual fixed effects and socio-demographic characteristics, changes in jobs and places of residence, and differences in the self-reported health status of workers. By determining how commuting time is related to sickness absenteeism, we shed light on the relationship between commuting behavior and workers' health-related outcomes, measured by their labour supply.