September 24, 2013 – Finn Poschmann & Omar Chatur
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.
For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_165.pdf