Employments effects of Vocational Rehabilitation in Germany: A Quantitative Analysis

Nicolas Echarti

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisExternal prepared

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In this thesis, unique administrative data, a relevant time of follow-up and advanced statistical measures to handle confounding have been utilized in order to provide new and informative evidence on the effects of vocational rehabilitation programs on work participation outcomes in Germany. While re-affirming the important role of micro-level determinants, the present study provides an extensive example of the individual and fiscal effects that are possible through meaningful vocational rehabilitation measures. The analysis showed that the principal objective, namely, to improve participation in employment, was generally achieved. Contrary to the common misconception that “off-the-job training” is relatively ineffective, this thesis has provided an empirical example of the positive impact of the programs.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • O'Donoghue, Cathal, Supervisor
  • Schuring, Esther, Supervisor, External person
Award date21 Nov 2019
Print ISBNs9789086665013
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019


  • Return to Work
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Re-Training
  • Program Effectiveness
  • Propensity Score

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