Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers (Vol. 3)
Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands
Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet
too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This
third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores the possible
factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland,
Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies.
A range of reform recommendations is put forward to deal with specific challenges
facing the four countries.
Published on November 18, 2008Also available in: French