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Long-term sickness absence during pregnancy and the gender balance of workplaces.

Authors
  • Melsom, Anne M1
  • 1 Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway [email protected] , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian journal of public health
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2014
Volume
42
Issue
7
Pages
627–634
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1403494814541596
PMID: 25013213
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The proportion of female individuals at workplaces is positively associated with sickness absence rates during pregnancy this association is not likely explained by occupational nor individual characteristics the results are consistent with absence culture theory and more lenient norms concerning sickness absence during pregnancy at female-dominated workplaces.

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