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Work, Health and Absence in the UK Public Sector

Work, Health and Absence in the UK Public Sector

Stephen Bevan and Michelle Mahdon
28 May 2006

This report pulls evidence from a variety of sources to show public sector absence is consistently higher than private sector absence. Trends in causes of absence highlight that common mental health issues and musculoskeletal disorders are factors increasingly associated with absence. The higher absence in the public sector has been attributed to a variety of factors including psychosocial factors such as job satisfaction and tensions between expectations and resources, as well as physical factors such as an increasing use of ICT.

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