On the effectiveness of case management for people with disabilities

38 Pages Posted: 6 May 2020 Last revised: 26 Jan 2021

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Matthias Draheim

AXA Switzerland

Peter Schanbacher

Furtwangen University.

Ruben R. Seiberlich

ZHAW School of Management and Law

Date Written: January 26, 2021

Abstract

Case managers provide individual and comprehensive support to employees who have become incapable of working. Using data from a large insurance company we find that overall, 43.9% of the people in our sample could be reintegrated. Controlling for personal characteristics, we analyze the effectiveness of case management by modelling the probability of reintegrating people being incapable of working into the labor market. Using parametric and semiparametric decomposition methods, we control for selection biases and analyze how much of the difference in the reintegration rate between people who participate in case management and those who do not, is due to differences in characteristics and how much is due to case management itself. We find that the estimated probability of reintegration is 18.9% higher if people participate in case management. Moreover, our results show that no more than 15% are due to differences in characteristics and at least 85% can be attributed to case management itself.

Keywords: Return to work, Insurance, case management, labor force participation, individual support on reintegration, logistic regression, decomposition, propensity score matching

JEL Classification: C14, G22, I11, I13

Suggested Citation

Draheim, Matthias and Schanbacher, Peter and Seiberlich, Ruben R., On the effectiveness of case management for people with disabilities (January 26, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3589167 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3589167

Matthias Draheim

AXA Switzerland ( email )

Switzerland

Peter Schanbacher

Furtwangen University. ( email )

Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
Furtwangen, 78120
Germany

Ruben R. Seiberlich (Contact Author)

ZHAW School of Management and Law ( email )

St.-Georgen-Platz 2
Winterthur, 8401
Switzerland
+41589344669 (Phone)

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