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How Accommodations Affect the Duration of Post-Injury Employment Spells




I examine the effects of accommodations on the duration of employment spells using a sample of workers reentering the work force after an occupational injury. Unlike previous research, I analyze the post-injury employment history, i.e., more than one employment spell. The results indicate that accommodations have a smaller effect on employment duration than previous studies for workers who have not left their jobs. In addition, only certain types of accommodations, flexible work schedules and modified workplaces, are associated with significant increases in employment duration. The implications of these estimates for disability policy are also briefly discussed.

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  • Michele Campolieti, 2003. "How Accommodations Affect the Duration of Post-Injury Employment Spells," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 26(3), pages 485-499, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:tra:jlabre:v:26:y:2003:i:3:p:485-499

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    1. Ziebarth, Nicolas R., 2013. "Long-term absenteeism and moral hazard—Evidence from a natural experiment," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 24(C), pages 277-292.

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