This study intends to explore how different factors influence absenteeism in the public sector. In particular, we intend to investigate whether absence rates at work vary as a result of the individual personal traits of civil servants, some organisational features of governments and the context where public agencies operate. Our study elaborates on the data of the self-reported days of absence for all civil servants working for Italian regional and local governments. Our analysis of the Italian case shows that factors linked to the community where these governments operate influence the absence trends of civil servants; cultural differences in particular (i.e. different political cultures) are reliable predictors of absenteeism. We then assess the potential areas for research and suggest policies for countering absenteeism in the public sector based on our analysis

Cristofoli, D., Turrini, A., & Valotti, G. (2011). Coming Back Soon: Assessing the Determinants of Absenteeism in the Public Sector. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS, 13(1), 75-89 [10.1080/13876988.2011.538542].

Coming Back Soon: Assessing the Determinants of Absenteeism in the Public Sector

Cristofoli, D;
2011

Abstract

This study intends to explore how different factors influence absenteeism in the public sector. In particular, we intend to investigate whether absence rates at work vary as a result of the individual personal traits of civil servants, some organisational features of governments and the context where public agencies operate. Our study elaborates on the data of the self-reported days of absence for all civil servants working for Italian regional and local governments. Our analysis of the Italian case shows that factors linked to the community where these governments operate influence the absence trends of civil servants; cultural differences in particular (i.e. different political cultures) are reliable predictors of absenteeism. We then assess the potential areas for research and suggest policies for countering absenteeism in the public sector based on our analysis
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
public personnel, absenteism, public management
English
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89
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Cristofoli, D., Turrini, A., & Valotti, G. (2011). Coming Back Soon: Assessing the Determinants of Absenteeism in the Public Sector. JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS, 13(1), 75-89 [10.1080/13876988.2011.538542].
Cristofoli, D; Turrini, A; Valotti, G
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