Mental Health and Work: Austria
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Mental Health and Work: Austria

Tackling mental ill-health of the working-age population is becoming a key issue for labour market and social policies in OECD countries. OECD governments increasingly recognise that policy has a major role to play in keeping people with mental ill-health in employment or bringing those outside of the labour market back to it, and in preventing mental illness. This report on Austria is the eighth in a series of reports looking at how the broader education, health, social and labour market policy challenges identified in Sick on the Job? Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work (OECD, 2012) are being tackled in a number of OECD countries. It concludes that the Austrian system provides good opportunities in principle for improving labour market inclusion of people with mental ill-health but that structural fragmentation of responsibilities limits the means of the federal government to develop coherent health and work policies. Successful structural reform requires including a range of actors responsible for policy implementation to achieve coordination across institutions and better integrated service delivery.

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From chapter Benefit reform in Austria to tackle widespread inactivity
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Table 2.2 – Repeat applications and repeat rejections are frequent in Austria

Distribution of benefits granted and denied in 2008 among blue- and white-collar workers according to the number of previous refusals in the period 2004-08 You or your institution have access to this content

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Countries Covered:
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