Activation and social insurance

Project managerKnut Røed
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.185201
ParticipantsBernt Bratsberg
Nina Skrove Falch
Elisabeth Fevang
Simen Gaure
Anna Aasen Godøy
Oddbjørn Raaum
Tao Zhang
Period2010 - 2011 (ended)

Project description

The aim of the project is to generate new knowledge about how key welfare policy tools affect the short- and long-term labor force participation of individuals. The central research question is whether a stricter activity focus of welfare policy enhances employability and long-term self sufficiency, thus reducing outflows to passive welfare programs and social assistance, and mitigating the problems of labor market exclusion. The main idea underlying the project is to exploit the many reforms that have taken place – and will take place over the next few years – to identify the effects of institutional characteristics of the welfare state. The empirical foundation of the project consists of individual data from merged administrative registers, with detailed monthly information on the labor market status (work, education, participation in various welfare programs, etc.) for the full Norwegian population. The empirical approach is quasi experimental, building on state-of-the-art methods within multinomial event analysis (duration analysis with competing risks). The project will also contribute to further development of this scientific method.


Scientific Journal

Fevang, Elisabeth, Ines Hardoy og Knut RøedTemporary Disability and Economic Incentives2017Economic Journal Vol 127(603), 1410-1432[PDF] [DOI]
Gaure, Simen, Knut Røed and Lars WestlieJob Search Incentives and Job Match Quality2012Labour Economics Vol 19, 438-450[PDF] [DOI]
Markussen, Simen, Arnstein Mykletun, Knut RøedThe Case for Presenteeism - Evidence from Norway’s Sickness Insurance Program2012Journal of Public Economics Vol 96(11-12), 959-972[PDF] [DOI]
Røed, Knut og Lars WestlieUnemployment Insurance in Welfare States: The Impacts of Soft Duration Constraints2012Journal of the European Economic Association Vol. 10 (3), 518-554[PDF]

Book chapter

Bratsberg, Bernt, and Oddbjørn RaaumThe Labour Market Outcomes of Naturalised Citizens in Norway2011[PDF]

Other journals

Bratsberg, Bernt, and Knut RøedKan demografi forklare veksten i uførhet?2011Søkelys på arbeidslivet 28(1), 3-21[PDF]
Røed, KnutFra inntektssikring til deltakelsessikring?2011Samfunnsøkonomen nr 6, 4-10[PDF]

Other publications

Fevang, Elisabeth, Inés Hardoy, og Knut RøedGetting Disabled Workers Back to Work: How Important Are Economic Incentives?2013IZA Discussion Paper no 7137[PDF]
Røed, KnutActive Unemployment Insurance2012IZA Policy Paper no 41[PDF]
Markussen, Simen, Arnstein Mykletun and Knut RøedThe Case for Presenteeism2010IZA DP No. 5343[PDF]