Fit-4-Work: an ex-ante cost-benefit analysis
Fit-4-Work is an intervention to get people with mental health problems back on the labour market. The difference with other interventions that Fit-4-Work begins with placement in a job. Regular interventions usually start first with education and training before work comes into the picture. Fit-4-Work addresses the obstacles that stand in the way simultaneously through a combination of mental healthcare, job coaching, prevention and home care.
Fit-4-Work is expected to have a higher social return than a regular intervention, because more people find a regular job. This is the conclusion of an ex-ante cost-benefit analysis carried out by SEO Economic Research commissioned by UWV and municipalities. The ex-ante cost-benefit analysis is based on previous experiments with a comparable intervention: IPS (individual placement and support).
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