Paid sick leave

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Paid sick leave

Stefan Pichler and Nicholas Robert have written a great article on paid sick leave.

The authors took a detailed look on the importance of paid sick leave as shown in the extract below:

Sick workers are also less productive, and working while sick increases the time an employee takes to recover. People who work while sick risk infecting co-workers and customers with infectious diseases such as the common cold or flu, and so we can hypothesise that sick pay coverage reduces the negative externalities resulting from these infections.


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Geoffrey Kerosi is a prolific economics writer and an avid reader in economics, finance, business, politics and technology. He holds bachelors' Degree in Economics and Statistics from Kenyatta University. He has over 4 years of extensive experience working as a Policy researcher and Budget Analyst for Civil Society in Kenya. Contact: Email: Phone: +254 713 639 776 (Whats-app only) Twitter: @gkerosi

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