Investing in employability interventions? : methodological challenges and economic evaluation results

C.Y.G. Noben

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At some point, we will all experience work limitations due to health issues. In some cases, these limitations can lead to a reduction in work efficiency or absenteeism. In the Netherlands, the cost of absenteeism weighs most heavily on employers, who are expected to pay 70% of the absent employee’s salary for a maximum of two years. Various employability interventions have been developed to help minimise costs and facilitate reintegration. Interventions that focus on cooperation are the most cost-effective and therefore the most recommended. These include interventions that focus on the prevention and early detection of work-related health problems by encouraging an active role by company doctors and interventions that focus on employee-employer cooperation with the help of a mediator.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Evers, Silvia, Supervisor
  • Nijhuis, Frans, Supervisor
  • de Rijk, Angelique, Co-Supervisor
Award date6 Jul 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789490411077
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • employability
  • labour
  • healthcare
  • economic evaluation
  • cost-effectiveness


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