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Sickness disability and work



Sickness disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers‌ 

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?

>> The publication Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers synthesises the findings of the series sof countries reports that explores this paradox


>> The series of country reports looks specifically at the country and highlights the role of institutions and policies. A range of reform recommendations is put forward.

  >> The report Transforming Disability into Ability (2003), provides a systematic analysis of a wide array of labour market and social protection programmes aimed at people with disabilities. It concludes that a promising new disability policy approach should move closer to the philosophy of unemployment programmes, with a focus on activation, tailored early intervention, work incentives and mutual obligations.

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