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dc.contributor.advisorThomas, Adam Ten
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-27T17:50:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-27T17:50:03Zen
dc.date.created2016en
dc.date.issueden
dc.date.submitted01/01/2016en
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_1040796.tar;APT-ETAG: fb359164328612cc252576a403e84ec8; APT-DATE: 2017-02-17_10:34:30en
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dc.descriptionM.P.P.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between workers’ compensation (WC) benefits and the occurrence of work-related injuries and illnesses. Using 2005-2013 state-level panel data in the United States, I estimate a state-year fixed effects model to study the relationship between maximum weekly WC benefits and the incident rates of fatal and nonfatal injuries and illnesses. My results show that there is a positive relationship between WC benefits and nonfatal incident rates, while there is generally no relationship between WC benefits and fatal incident rates. Moreover, there is a positive relationship between WC benefits and the incident rates (either fatal or nonfatal) in low-benefit states. These findings suggest that policymakers should have a policy balance to prevent moral hazard and encourage employers to improve workplace safety.en
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dc.format.extent54 leavesen
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dc.publisherGeorgetown Universityen
dc.sourceGeorgetown University-Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesen
dc.sourcePublic Policy & Policy Managementen
dc.subject.lcshPublic policyen
dc.subject.otherPublic policyen
dc.titleWorkers’ Compensation and Workplace Safety: An Analysis of Fatal and Nonfatal Injury Cases in the United Statesen
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