A Microeconometric Evaluation of Rehabilitation Of Long-Term Sickness in Sweden

SSE/EFI Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 373

Posted: 26 Feb 2001

See all articles by Markus Frölich

Markus Frölich

Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics

Almas Heshmati

Sogang University; Jönköping International Business School

Michael Lechner

University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

Date Written: Undated

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Frölich, Markus and Heshmati, Almas and Lechner, Michael, A Microeconometric Evaluation of Rehabilitation Of Long-Term Sickness in Sweden (Undated). SSE/EFI Economics and Finance Working Paper No. 373, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=223651

Markus Frölich (Contact Author)

Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics ( email )

L7, 3-5
68131 Mannheim
D-Mannheim, 68131
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://froelich.vwl.uni-mannheim.de

Almas Heshmati

Sogang University ( email )

Seoul 121-742
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
0082-2-705-8771 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.sogang.ac.kr/english/academic/03_under_0123.html

Jönköping International Business School ( email )

Jönköping, 551 11
Sweden

Michael Lechner

University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research ( email )

Varnbuelstrasse 14
St. Gallen, 9000
Switzerland
+41 71 224 2320 (Phone)

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