A Microeconometric Evaluation of Rehabilitation Of Long-Term Sickness in Sweden
SSE/EFI Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 373
Posted: 26 Feb 2001
Date Written: Undated
In this study the effects of various types of rehabilitation programmes on different labour market and health-related outcomes are estimated. The main feature of this study, compared to previous research, is that it jointly evaluates multiple treatments by nonparametric matching estimators. The study is based on a sample of 6287 persons in western Sweden who are long-term sick observed during 1991 to 1994 and could participate in rehabilitation programmes. Our results suggest that work-place training is superior to the other rehabilitation programmes with respect to labour market outcomes. However, no positive effects of rehabilitation compared to non-participation are found.
Keywords: Programme evaluation, matching, multiple treatments, multi-programme causal models, long-term sickness, vocational rehabilitation, Swedish labour markets
JEL Classification: C50, H43, I12, J26, J31
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