On the Effectiveness of Case Management
25 Pages Posted: 6 May 2020
Date Written: April 30, 2020
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. We find that the estimated probability of reintegration is about 20% or eight percentage points higher if people participate in case management. 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. 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: Insurance, case management, labor force participation, individual support on reintegration, logistic regression, decomposition, propensity score matching
JEL Classification: C14, G22, I11, I13
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