Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93328
Authors: 
Markussen, Simen
Røed, Knut
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7892
Abstract: 
Based on local variations in vocational rehabilitation (VR) priorities, we examine the impacts of alternative VR programs on short- and long-term labor market outcomes for temporary disability insurance (TDI) claimants in Norway. The analysis builds on rich and detailed administrative registers covering 345,000 claimants. We find that a strategy focusing on rapid placement in the regular labor market is superior to alternative strategies giving higher priority to vocational training or sheltered employment. Strategies prioritizing subsidized regular education also tend to be relatively successful in terms of final outcomes, but at the cost of protracted periods of benefit dependency first.
Subjects: 
treatment effects
social insurance
vocational rehabilitation
program evaluation
JEL: 
C21
C26
H55
I38
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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