The causal effects of employment on mental health and criminality for disabled workers
Increasing labor participation of disabled workers thus generates beneficial effects on other important life domains like health and social behavior. This not only benefits disabled workers in the form of a higher quality of life and lower out-of-pocket payments on health care, but also society as a whole in the form of lower public expenditures on health care and crime. Our paper therefore contributes to a better understanding of the full benefits of activation policies targeted at disabled people.
External authors: Sander Gerritsen (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy), Klarita Sadiraj (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research), Maroesjka Versantvoort (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research).