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Norwegian

The Impacts of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Authors:

Markussen, S. and K. Røed

Year:

2014

Reference:

Andre skrifter
IZA Discussion paper no 7892

Summary

Based on local variations in vocational rehabilitation (VR) priorities, we examine the impacts of alternative VR programs on short- and long-term labor market outcomes for temporary disability insurance (TDI) claimants in Norway. The analysis builds on rich and detailed administrative registers covering 345,000 claimants. We find that a strategy focusing on rapid placement in the regular labor market is superior to alternative strategies giving higher priority to vocational training or sheltered employment. Strategies prioritizing subsidized regular education also tend to be relatively successful in terms of final outcomes, but at the cost of protracted periods of benefit dependency first.

JEL:

C21, C26, H55, I38, J24

Keywords:

vocational rehabilitation, social insurance, treatment effects, program evaluation

Project:

Oppdragsgiver: Arbeidsdepartementet
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.: SAK 11/3604-Del 1- 2
Frisch prosjekt: 1330 - Effects of vocational rehabilitation programs