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Sickness, absenteeism, “presenteeism” and sick pay. / Chatterji, Monojit; Tilley, Colin J.

University of Dundee, 2000. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; 117).

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Chatterji, M & Tilley, CJ 2000 'Sickness, absenteeism, “presenteeism” and sick pay' Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics, no. 117, University of Dundee.

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Chatterji, M., & Tilley, C. J. (2000). Sickness, absenteeism, “presenteeism” and sick pay. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; 117). University of Dundee.

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Chatterji M, Tilley CJ. Sickness, absenteeism, “presenteeism” and sick pay. University of Dundee. 2000, (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; 117).

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Chatterji, Monojit; Tilley, Colin J. / Sickness, absenteeism, “presenteeism” and sick pay.

University of Dundee, 2000. (Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics; 117).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

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