Why Do People Go to Work Even When Unwell?

  • Hesan Quazi


Studies have shown that employees go to work, despite being sick, for various reasons. For example, workers were found to be more likely to go to work ill during economic downturns for job security, financial reasons, work environment, time pressure, and other reasons. Presenteeism may also occur when there is a shortage of skilled labour of specific types in the market.


Sick Leave Sickness Absenteeism International Labour Organization Sickness Presenteeism Sickness Absenteeism Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hesan Quazi
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  1. 1.Nanyang Business SchoolSingapore

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