Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63216
Authors: 
Røed, Knut
Fevang, Elisabeth
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 2005,20
Abstract: 
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 absence 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 resulting 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.
Subjects: 
Absenteeism
hazard rate model
NPMLE
JEL: 
C14
I38
J28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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