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

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

Published: Sep 13, 2016
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
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Associated Project

Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative—S@W/R2W

Time frame: 2013-2016

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Authors

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.

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