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Case Management Interviews and the Return to Work of Disabled Employees

  • Jan Høgelund

    (Danish National Institute of Social Research)

  • Anders Holm

    (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen)

This study measures the effect of case management interview (CMI) on 1,000 long-term sick-listed employees’ probability of returning to work. In contrast to previous studies, we use instrumental variables to correct for selection effects in CMI. Using a competing hazard rate model, we find that CMI increases the probability of returning to work for the pre-sick leave employer, but has no effect on the probability of resuming work for a new employer. We argue that CMI either motivates the sick-listed employees to resume work or adjusts for asymmetric information between the employee and the pre-sick leave employer.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics in its series CAM Working Papers with number 2004-24.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2004
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Handle: RePEc:kud:kuieca:2004_24
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