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Does graded return to work improve disabled workers’ labor market attachment?

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  • Jan Høgelund,

    (Danish National Centre for Social Research, Copenhagen)

  • Anders Holm

    (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen)

  • James McIntosh

    (Concordia University, Quebec)

Abstract

Using Danish register and survey data, we examine the effect of a national graded return-to-work program on the probability of sick-listed workers returning to regular working hours. During program participation, the worker receives the normal hourly wage for the hours worked and sickness benefit for the hours off work. When the worker’s health improves, working hours are increased until the sick-listed worker is able to work regular hours. Taking account of unobserved differences between program participants and non-participants, we find that participation in the program significantly increases the probability of returning to regular working hours.

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  • Jan Høgelund, & Anders Holm & James McIntosh, 2009. "Does graded return to work improve disabled workers’ labor market attachment?," CAM Working Papers 2009-06, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics. Centre for Applied Microeconometrics.
  • Handle: RePEc:kud:kuieca:2009_06
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    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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