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A microeconometric evaluation of rehabilitation of long-term sickness in Sweden

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  • Markus Frölich

    (Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

  • Almas Heshmati

    (MTT Agrifood Research, Helsinki, Finland)

  • Michael Lechner

    (Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

Abstract

In this study the effects of various types of rehabilitation programmes on labour market outcomes are estimated. A main feature of this study is that it jointly evaluates multiple treatments by nonparametric matching estimators. The study is based on a large sample of persons in western Sweden who are long-term sick and could participate in rehabilitation programmes. Our results suggest that workplace training is superior to the other rehabilitation programmes with respect to labour market outcomes, but compared to non-participation no positive effects are found. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 375-396

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