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Absent With Leave: The Implications of Demographic Change for Worker Absenteeism

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September 24, 2013

Demographic forces are helping drive up the Canadian workforce’s reported absence rates owing to illness, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Absent With Leave: The Implications of Demographic Change for Worker Absenteeism,” authors Finn Poschmann and Omar Chatur find, over the long-term, absence rates have climbed, identify potential causes and recommend steps to address this challenge to productivity.

 

Author(s):

Finn Poschmann, President & CEO, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council
Finn Poschmann
Omar Chatur

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