Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148545
Authors: 
Koning, Pierre
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 324
Abstract: 
Public schemes for sickness benefits and disability insurance are often criticized for the lack of incentive they provide for preventive and reintegration activities by employers. To stimulate the interest of employers in engaging with these schemes, several modes of privatization could be considered, including the provision of sickness benefits by employers, “experience rating” of disability insurance costs, employer self-insurance, or insurance by private insurance providers. These types of employer incentives seem to lower sickness rates, but they also come at the risk of increased under-reporting and less employment opportunities for workers with disabilities or bad health conditions. Policymakers should be aware of this trade-off.
Subjects: 
sickness
disability insurance
employer incentives
privatization
JEL: 
H32
H55
K32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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