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

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Associated researcher

  • Noben, C. Y. G.

Associated organisations


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.

    Research areas

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


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Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Award date6 Jul 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
  • Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht
Print ISBNs9789490411077
Publication statusPublished - 2015