Steps States Can Take to Help Workers Keep Their Jobs after Injury, Illness, or Disability

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Sep 13, 2016
Authors
Yonatan Ben-Shalom

This is one of three policy action papers prepared in Year 3 of the Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative, an initiative funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy in the U.S. Department of Labor.

Each year, millions of workers in the United States lose their jobs or leave the workforce because of a medical condition. Keeping these workers in the labor force could help them stay productive, maintain their standard of living, and avoid dependency on government programs. In this paper, we identify promising early-intervention options for states that wish to help workers keep their jobs after injury, illness, or disability.