Helserelaterte ytelser og skjult arbeidsledighet – en diskusjon om mulige sammenhenger

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Fevang, Elisabeth




Søkelys på arbeidslivet

Vol 37(3), 201-215


Norway has high employment rates and low unemployment rates. However, we have high take-up rates of health-related benefits, which to a large extent, hide an unemployment problem. Based on previous research, I will discuss possible explanations behind the high rates of health-related benefits and possible strategies to reduce these rates. For example, the rules for being eligible to unemployment benefits have become stricter, which may have contributed to more substitution away from unemployment insurance to health-related benefits. A way to reduce medicalization and overuse of disability insurance may be to lessen the criteria for being entitled to unemployment insurance.


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