Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33801
Authors: 
Bach, Henning
Gupta, Nabanita Datta
Høgelund, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2657
Abstract: 
Vocational rehabilitation in the form of education is the cornerstone of governmental rehabilitation programs for the work-disabled in many countries. Merging a 2004 Danish survey to register information from the Danish National Board of Industrial Injuries, we assess the employment effects of educational measures for the work-injured, by simultaneously estimating the hazard rate to education and the return to work, controlling for unobserved heterogeneity and the endogeneity of education. In addition, we allow for any enhanced employment effects of a unique wage subsidy program in Denmark, giving employers a partial wage subsidy for disabled workers' wages, by distinguishing between education effects of a return to wage-subsidized work versus a return to ordinary work. Unlike previous studies, we find a positive impact of educational measures on the probability of returning to work for the work injured and a stronger effect for a return to wage-subsidized employment compared to a return to ordinary employment
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
250.14 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.