Complex Sciences. Second International Conference, COMPLEX 2012, Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 5-7, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_19,
        author={Shaojuan Liao and Yifei Ma and Jiangzhuo Chen and Achla Marathe},
        title={Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?},
        proceedings={Complex Sciences. Second International Conference, COMPLEX 2012, Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 5-7, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={COMPLEX},
        year={2013},
        month={11},
        keywords={epidemics simulation influenza public health economic analysis social welfare sensitivity analysis},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_19}
    }
    
  • Shaojuan Liao
    Yifei Ma
    Jiangzhuo Chen
    Achla Marathe
    Year: 2013
    Paid Sick-Leave: Is It a Good Way to Control Epidemics?
    COMPLEX
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_19
Shaojuan Liao1, Yifei Ma, Jiangzhuo Chen1, Achla Marathe
  • 1: Virginia Tech

Abstract

This research considers an economic intervention i.e. a paid sick leave policy to control an Influenza epidemic. Research has shown that “presenteeism” i.e. sick workers coming to work, costs employers more than “absenteeism” because sick workers put their coworkers at risk and are less productive.