We investigate whether accommodating job attributes influence the return-to-work probability three years after a cancer diagnosis. Using a combination of Danish administrative data and a survey carried out among Danish breast, colon, and melanoma skin cancer survivors, we find that the probability of returning to work is significantly and positively correlated with a flexible work schedule during and after cancer treatment. The result is robust when controlling for pre-cancer work experience, job seniority, pre-cancer job dissatisfaction, and post-cancer ability to work. Furthermore, we show that the influence of a flexible schedule varies with respect to cancer survivors’ ability to work, level of education, and type of cancer.
- Anna KollerupJacob LadenburgEskil HeinesenChristophe Kolodziejczyk
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Financed byVIVE, Kræftens Bekæmpelse og ROCKWOOL Fonden
CollaboratorsDTU Management Institut for Teknologi, Økonomi og Ledelse og Rockwool Fondens Forskningsenhed
Published inEconomics and Human Biology