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.
Table of contents:
Executive Summary and Recommendations Chapter 1. Main Outcomes and Key Policy Challenges Chapter 2. Controlling Access to Long-Term Benefits Chapter 3. Increasing Employment Opportunities Chapter 4. Enhancing Financial Incentives Chapter 5. Improving Governance and Policy Coherence Chapter 6. Evaluating Recent and Ongoing Reforms Chapter 7. An Agenda for the Future Bibliography List of Acronyms