Temporal pattern in number of staff on sick leave: the effect
of downsizing, by G. Kauermann and R. Ortlieb
Appl. Statist., 53 (2004), 355-367
* Description of Data
In a middle sized company in the southern part of Germany for each
employee the number of working days as well as the number of days the
employee was absent from work due to illness have been recorded
between the years 1981 and 1998. The data provided here result
from 100 randomly selected employees of the company, which is
approximately a quarter of the entire workforce.
In the early nineties the company went through a downsizing process.
During 1992 and 1993 about 50% of the employees have been dismissed.
This was basically carried out by offering employees aged 56+ early
retirement and by occassionally dismissing individual employees with
rather low tenure and job performance. Some employees quit
voluntarily. Nearly no-one entered the company.
In autumn 1993 the company negotiated a redundancy payment scheme to
conduct a mass lay-off by which further 25% of the employees were
affected. Due to legal constraints only some of the victims of
the mass redundancy left the company in December 1993 while the
majority stayed until March 1994.
id = Identity number of employee (1-100)
year = Year (1981-1998)
month = Month (1-12)
dow = Number of days the employee was absent due to
illness in that particular month (days off work)
wd = Number of working days in the particular month
University of Bielefeld
(KauermannData.txt, size -144KB)