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No 2012:13:
Does Privatization of Vocational Rehabilitation Improve Labor Market Opportunities? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Sweden

Lisa Laun () and Peter Skogman Thoursie ()

Abstract: This paper analyzes if privatization of vocational rehabilitation can improve labor market opportunities for individuals on long-term sickness absence. We use a field experiment performed by the Employment Service and the Social Insurance Agency in Sweden during 2008 to 2010, in which over 4,000 participants were randomly o ffered private and public rehabilitation. We find no diff erences 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 privatizing vocational rehabilitation.

Keywords: Vocational rehabilitation; Privatization; Field experiment; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: J14; J68; L33; (follow links to similar papers)

27 pages, October 29, 2012

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Laun, Lisa and Peter Skogman Thoursie, (2014), 'Does Privatization of Vocational Rehabilitation Improve Labor Market Opportunities? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Sweden', Journal of Health Economics,, Vol. 34, March, pages 59-72



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