Employment policies and data

Mental Health and Work: Sweden

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Published on March 05, 2013

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Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Sweden is the second in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that Swedish policy makers recognise the need to take steps to tackle mental ill-health and its labour market implications, but that a more comprehensive reform effort and a long-term commitment to it is needed in order to prevent problems from arising in the first place and respond more effectively when they do occur.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Mental health and work challenges in Sweden
Youth in Sweden, mental ill-health and the transition into the labour market
Productivity, sustained competitiveness and the Swedish work environment
Facilitating early return to work in Sweden
Integrating mental health and employment services in Sweden
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