Norwegian Vocational Rehabilitation Programs:
Improving Employability and Preventing Disability?
By Westlie, Lars
|| 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.
|| C14, C15, C41, I21, J24, J64
|| Vocational rehabilitation, program evaluation, disability, heterogeneous treatment effects, multivariate hazards
1391 Strategic Institute Program on Labor Market and Pension Research |
|| Norwegian Ministry of Labor and Social Inclusion
and Ministry of Finance
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