Cooperation in rehabilitating between the Swedish Insurance Agency and the Employment Office: An analysis of the outcome of the Strengthened Rehabilitation Cooperation and FAROS, with emphasis on the differences between specific diagnoses and gender
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The thesis examines if the likelihood of full-time sickness differs between diagnoses and between gender after the individual on sick leave participated in collaboration between Försäkringskassan and Arbetsförmedlingen. Hence, the thesis studies if individuals with certain diagnoses are more or less likely full-time sick after participating in the collaboration, and if there are differences between men and women. In particular, individual data on participants of the Strengthened Rehabilitation Cooperation and FAROS is used. The analysis also evaluates and compares the two collaborations by the likelihood of full-time sickness in their respective participants. Logit regression models are used to calculate the probability of being full-time sick one year after the start of the specific collaboration. In order to provide sick individuals with suitable rehabilitation measures, research contributing with information on potential differences in response is essential. The results of this thesis indicate that participants in the Strengthened Rehabilitation Cooperation are generally more likely full-time sick one year after the start of the collaboration than individuals in FAROS. Individuals in the Strengthened Rehabilitation Cooperation with musculoskeletal diagnoses have lower probability of full-time sickness and individuals in FAROS with musculoskeletal diagnoses seems to have higher probability of full-time sickness, compared to individuals in the respective collaboration with psychiatric diagnoses. The results found indicate that the introduction of the Strengthened Rehabilitation Cooperation, on average, increased the probability of full-time sickness. Further, the thesis shows that women are, on average, more likely to be full-time sick one year after the start of the cooperation than men. This indicates a troublesome inequality between genders in the individual’s response to currently used rehabilitation measures.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-256937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-256937DiVA: diva2:827605
Mörk, Eva, Professor
Bengtsson, Niklas, Biträdande universitetslektor