Differences in sickness absence between men and women for major occupational groups in the 2 quarter of 2009, shows that women's absence is 48% higher than men's. The gap is somewhat larger in leading professions, academic and college occupations. For example, had women in academic professions a sickness absence of 5.3% against 2.4% among men.
I will not elaborate in this post about the background, too good welfare systems, people´s moral and other populistic argument that are focused upon between the different media and politicians, but if you want to learn more about this important issue, you will find an interesting report from a governmental working group here, Background IA avtale (in Norwegian).
Have an interesting Sunday indoor due to continuous heavy cold outside.