Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111542
Authors: 
Markussen, Simen
Røed, Knut
Schreiner, Ragnhild C.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9090
Abstract: 
We evaluate the impacts of a compulsory dialogue meeting for long-term sick-listed workers in Norway. The meeting is organised by the local social security administration after around six months of absence, and its purpose is to bring together the absentee, the employer, and the family physician to discuss whether arrangements can be made to facilitate partial or full work resumption. Our causal analysis is based on random-assignment-like geographical variation in the meeting propensity. We find that the meetings reduce absence duration considerably, both through a notification and an attendance effect. They also reduce the risk of premature labour market exit.
Subjects: 
moral hazard
public social insurance
treatment effects
instrumental variables
JEL: 
C21
H51
H55
I38
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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