Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet
too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This
third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores the
possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Denmark,
Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and
policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward to deal with specific challenges
facing the four countries.