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Does privatisation of vocational rehabilitation improve labour market opportunities?: Evidence from a field experiment in Sweden
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Health Economics, ISSN 0167-6296, Vol. 34, 59-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses if privatisation of vocational rehabilitation can improve labour market opportunities for individuals on long-term sickness absence. We use a field experiment performed by the Public Employment Service and the Social Insurance Agency in Sweden during 2008-2010, in which over 4000 participants were randomly offered private and public rehabilitation. We find no differences in employment rates following rehabilitation between individuals who received rehabilitation by private and public providers. Also the average cost of rehabilitation was essentially equal for the two types of providers. This suggests that there are no large efficiency gains from privatising vocational rehabilitation. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2014. Vol. 34, 59-72 p.
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Vocational rehabilitation, Privatisation, Field experiment
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Economics and Business Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224481DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.12.002ISI: 000333787200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224481DiVA: diva2:717259
Available from: 2014-05-14 Created: 2014-05-13 Last updated: 2014-05-14Bibliographically approved

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