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The Effect of Vocational Rehabilitation on the Employment Outcomes of Disability Insurance Beneficiaries: New Evidence from Canada

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  • Michele Campolieti
  • Morley K.L. Gunderson
  • Jeffrey A. Smith

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We estimate the effects of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program run by the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program using administrative data. Identification relies on “selection on observed variables†plus careful comparison group selection and institutional knowledge regarding sources of conditional variation in participation.

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  • Michele Campolieti & Morley K.L. Gunderson & Jeffrey A. Smith, 2014. "The Effect of Vocational Rehabilitation on the Employment Outcomes of Disability Insurance Beneficiaries: New Evidence from Canada," Mathematica Policy Research Reports bcacf7439f25478da771aa142, Mathematica Policy Research.
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    1. Gina Livermore & David Wittenburg & David Neumark, 2014. "Finding alternatives to disability benefit receipt," IZA Journal of Labor Policy, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 3(1), pages 1-9, December.
    2. Boodoo, Muhammad Umar, 2016. "Does mandatory CSR reporting regulation lead to improved Corporate Social Performance? Evidence from India," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 67559, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    3. Hagen, Tobias, 2016. "Econometric Evaluation of a Placement Coaching Program for Recipients of Disability Insurance Benefits in Switzerland," Annual Conference 2016 (Augsburg): Demographic Change 145736, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    4. Hagen, Tobias, 2016. "Econometric evaluation of a placement coaching program for recipients of disability insurance benefits in Switzerland," Working Paper Series: Business and Law 10, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business and Law.

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    Keywords

    Vocational rehabilitation; Disability; Evaluation; Matching;

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    • I - Health, Education, and Welfare
    • J - Labor and Demographic Economics

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