Are men malingerers?

According to the Boston Globe:

Men are twice as likely as women to play hooky by calling in sick, according to a recent poll.

The 11th annual Attitudes in the American Workplace poll, reported by the Marlin Co., a workplace consulting firm, showed that in the past year, 14 percent of women reported calling in sick when they weren’t, while 29 percent of men admitted to doing so.

Do you suppose that’s really accurate? If so, what’s the explanation for it?

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