Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers (Vol. 1): Norway, Poland and Switzerland
OECD Publishing, Nov 14, 2006 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
Why is it that health is improving, yet more and more people of working age end up out of the workforce relying on long-term sickness and disability benefits? This first report in a new OECD series on sickness, disability and work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Norway, Poland and Switzerland, and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.
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age group assessment average earnings beneficiary rates benefit system cantonal co-operation co-ordination contributions disability beneficiaries disability benefit recipients disability benefit scheme disability insurance disability policy disabled persons disabled workers early retirement employers employment rates health problems higher implementation improve inactive incentives income increase inflow into disability inflow rates institutions introduced KRUS measures medical rehabilitation mental diseases National Insurance Administrations needed non-disabled Norway and Poland Norway and Switzerland Norway Poland Switzerland Norwegian NRRs number of disability OECD average OECD countries old-age pension outcomes participants percentage permanent disability benefit PFRON Poland and Switzerland programmes PYLL rates of disabled reduced reform rehabilitation benefits reintegration replacement rates share sick leave sickness absence sickness and disability sickness benefit insurance social assistance social insurance Statistics Norway supported employment Swiss take-up temporary three countries trends tripartite agreement unemployment benefits vocational rehabilitation wage subsidies working-age population workplace