Who is working while sick? Nonstandard employment and its association with absenteeism and presenteeism in South Korea

Ja Young Kim, Joohee Lee, Carles Muntaner, Seung-Sup Kim

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Objectives: This study sought to examine whether nonstandard employment is associated with presenteeism as well as absenteeism among full-time employees in South Korea. Methods: We analyzed a cross-sectional survey of 26,611 full-time employees from the third wave of the Korean Working Conditions Survey in 2011. Experience of absenteeism and presenteeism during the past 12 months was assessed through self-reports. Employment condition was classified into six categories based on two contract types (parent firm and subcontract) and three contract durations [permanent (≥1 year, no fixed term), long term (≥1 year, fixed term), and short term (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016 Jun 25



  • Job insecurity
  • Parent firm contract
  • Sickness absence
  • Sickness presenteeism
  • Subcontract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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