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‘Too scared to go sick’—reformulating the research agenda on sickness absence

Taylor, P. and Cunningham, I.R. and Newsome, K.J. and Scholarios, D.M. (2010) ‘Too scared to go sick’—reformulating the research agenda on sickness absence. Industrial Relations Journal, 41 (4). pp. 270-288. ISSN 0019-8692

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Abstract

This article argues that our understanding of absences and absenteeism, deriving from seminal studies in the sociology of work and employment, has been overtaken by hugely significant developments in political economy, regulation and employment relations. A new research agenda that addresses the changed oragnisational politics of absence management and the consequences for employees is urgently required.