Stefan Pichler and Nicholas Robert article on 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.