New causal evidence on the effects of activation- and workplace intervention policies for reducing sickness absence
|Project manager||Andreas Kotsadam|
|Client project no.||259512|
|Participants||Asbjørn Goul Bjerrum Andersen|
Karen Evelyn Hauge
|Period||2016 - 2019|
Project descriptionPrimary objectives:
Improved understanding of what interventions work to prevent sickness absence and increase activation. In particular the project aims to extend existing knowledge on the following fields:
- Can dialogue meetings between the physician, the employer, and the absentee reduce sickness absence, and if so, why?
- Are the effects similar for different people and what is the best design of the meeting for different types of individuals?
- Is it better to have targeted interventions or general ones and what is the optimal mix of caseworker discretion and statistical modelling to design the targeting?
- What is the effect of work-life centers on sickness absence in the short and long run?
- What specific preventive measures and work adjustments work best at the firm level?
Secondary objectives: :
- Build knowledge and experience in the use of intervention data merged with labour market data
- Build knowledge and experience on the use of experimental data combined with reg.data