Behavioral Interventions to Help Workers Keep Their Jobs After an Injury or Illness (Policy Brief)

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Sep 13, 2016
Kara Contreary and Irma Perez-Johnson
For many individuals whose health problems threaten their ability to work, the decision to leave their jobs—either permanently or temporarily—is often made without fully understanding the short- and long-term consequences of joblessness on their health and well-being. It can also be particularly challenging to make such an important decision during a time of hardship and stress. As a result, many of these individuals leave the workforce before they have fully explored the possibility of staying employed, which is often the better option for their long-term financial and psychological well-being.