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Organisational Change, Absenteeism and Welfare Dependency

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Forfattere:

Røed, Knut og Fevang, Elisabeth

År:

2005

Referanse:

Memorandum
Nummer i serie: 20

Summary

We show that recent attempts to reorganise and cut costs in the Norwegian health care and social services sectors have had the unintended side effects of raising the level of sickness ab-sence and disability among the employees, and that these effects have persisted several years after completion of the reorganisation processes. Since a substantial proportion of the result-ing costs are external to the decision-makers, we suspect that the pace of change may have been excessively high. Changes that were efficient from each service provider’s point of view may have been inefficient from a social and a public-finance point of view.

Nøkkelord:

Absenteeism, hazard rate model, NPMLE

JEL:

C14, I38, J28

Prosjekt info:

Oppdragsgiver: Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet og Finansdepartementet
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 1391 - Arbeidsmarkeds- og trygdeforskning

Kontakt:

knut.roed@frisch.uio.no

Finansiering:

Arbeids- og sosialdepartementet, Finansdepartementet, Hero