Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/47326
Authors: 
Westlie, Lars
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum // Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2008,24
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effects of five different vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs on the hazard rates into employment, disability and temporarily withdrawals from the labor market for persons who face severe problems in re-entering the labor market, mostly due to medical problems. One of the main findings is that re-education into a new profession is an effective way to improve employability and prevent disability. Work training produces varying results and is more effective the more it resembles a real job. All programs, and in particular re-education, comes with a cost of increased VR duration. Finally, those with the worst initial employment prospects are the ones who benefit most from participation.
Subjects: 
Vocational rehabilitation
program evaluation
disability
heterogeneous treatment effects
multivariate azards
JEL: 
C14
C15
C41
I21
J24
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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