Sök på webbplatsen

Caseworkers’ Attitudes – Do They Matter?

Working paper 2015:1

Abstract: The caseworkers in public insurance systems possess considerable discretion in terms of making decisions. This creates scope for preferences and attitudes to reflect on initiatives taken during the sick leave and on individuals' return to work. This paper utilizes a unique caseworker-individual dataset in the public sickness insurance (SI) in Sweden to analyze the impact of caseworkers´ attitudes towards SI rules and rehabilitation programs promoting individuals´ return to work. We find that a positive attitude towards SI rules increased return to work by 3 percent, or 3.5 days, after comparing the 25 percent most positive caseworkers with the 25 percent least positive. Also, a positive attitude towards existing rehabilitation methods reduced return to work by about 2.5 percent, or 3 days.

JEL Classification: C31, H51, I18, J68

Keywords: Public sickness insurance, treatment effects

Författare

Nina Granqvist, Pathric Hägglund, Stina Simonsson

Publicerad: mars 2015

Publicationsfakta

Rapport

Ämnesområden

Sjukförmåner

Kontaktperson

Pathric Hägglund Telefon: 08-58 00 15 18

Läs rapporten online

Postadress: Box 202, 101 24 Stockholm

Besöksadress: Fleminggatan 7, Stockholm (reception) | Lilla Bommen 1, Göteborg

Telefon: 08-58 00 15 00

Fax: 08-58 00 15 90

E-post: Spamskyddadepostadress_cmVnaXN0cmF0b3JAaW5zcHNmLnNl_Spamskyddadepostadress

Rapporten har lagts till i beställningskorgen. Vad vill du göra nu?

Du kan när som helst gå till beställningskorgen och slutföra beställningen genom att använda länken "Slutför / ändra" i sidhuvudet.