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Norwegian Vocational Rehabilitation Programs: Improving Employability and Preventing Disability?

Sammendrag

This paper investigates the effects of five different vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs on the hazard rates into employment, disability and temporarily withdrawals from the labor market for persons who face severe problems in re-entering the labor market, mostly due to medical problems. One of the main findings is that re-education into a new profession is an effective way to improve employability and prevent disability. Work training produces varying results and is more effective the more it resembles a real job. All programs, and in particular re-education, comes with a cost of increased VR duration. Finally, those with the worst initial employment prospects are the ones who benefit most from participation.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Westlie, Lars

År:

2008

Serie:

Memorandum
Nummer i serie: 24

JEL:

C14, C15, C41, I21, J24, J64

Nøkkelord:

Vocational rehabilitation, program evaluation, disability, heterogeneous treatment effects, multivariate hazards

Prosjekt:

1391 - Arbeidsmarkeds- og trygdeforskning

Kontakt:

lars.westlie@frisch.uio.no

Finansiering:

Norwegian Ministry of Labor and Social Inclusion and Ministry of Finance

Lenke:

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