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Employment behaviour of marginal workers

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  • Nordberg, Morten

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    (Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research)

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    We use structural estimation techniques to analyze labour supply effects of changes in economic incentives for individuals who have just finished vocational rehabilitation in Norway. The complicated and sometimes non-convex budget sets for this group are accounted for. Focus is also on the limitation in the choice sets this group face. Parametric bootstrap and simulation techniques are applied to construct confidence intervals for the predicted impacts of changes in the economic environment. The results show that there is a small to moderate effect of changes in economic incentives on the extent to which vocational rehabilitation brings individuals back to work. We also find that individual health status and local labour market conditions are the most important factors affecting the transition from rehabilitation to work.

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    Paper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 06/2007.

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    Length: 48 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Mar 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:osloec:2007_006

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    Postal: Department of Economics, University of Oslo, P.O Box 1095 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo, Norway
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    Keywords: Structural estimation; labour supply; marginal workers.;

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