The influence of municipal employment services on employment and health: an instrumental variable approach

Monday 19 February 2024, 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

About the lecture

This study investigates the effects of municipal employment services on entering paid employment and health. To identify causal effects, we use an instrumental variable (IV) design based on referral behavior of case workers.  

We combine data on employment services from the municipality of Rotterdam with register data from Statistics Netherlands. The results show that re-integration activities increase the likelihood of entering paid employment and improve health of welfare recipients. Especially psychological disorders were reduced. The effects of employment services on entering paid employment and health are similar across different sociodemographic groups.

When
Monday 19 February 2024, 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
Speaker
Marike Knoef (Tilburg University)
Location
EOS 01.150