Early interventions and disability insurance: Experience from a field experiment
Per Engström (),
Pathric Hägglund () and
Per Johansson ()
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Pathric Hägglund: The Swedish Social Insurance Inspectorate, Postal: The Swedish Institute for Social Research
No 2012:10, Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies from Uppsala University, Department of Economics
This paper estimates the effects of early interventions in the Swedish sickness insurance system. The aim of the interventions is to screen and, further to, rehabilitate sick listed individuals. We find that the early interventions – in contrast to what is expected – increase the inflow into disability benefits by around 20 percent. In order to explain the results, we develop a simple theoretical model based on asymmetric information of the health status. The model predicts that the treatment effect is larger for individuals with low incentives to return to work. In order to test this prediction we estimate effects for sick listed employed and unemployed separately. Consistent with the model’s prediction, we find that the effect is larger for the unemployed than for the employed.
Keywords: monitoring; screening; vocation rehabilitation; disability insurance; sickness insurances; unemployemnt insurance; randomized experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 H51 H55 I18 J22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 40 pages
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Journal Article: Early Interventions and Disability Insurance: Experience from a Field Experiment (2017)
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