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Unions and the decision to apply for and the receipt of workers' compensation benefits

  • Woock, Christopher

Using a unique set of questions in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 provides some direct evidence on the mechanism through which union coverage increases WC receipt. Delineating the effects of unions on the decision to apply and the receipt of WC benefits reveals that unions substantially increase the probability of applying conditional on injury, but decrease the probability of receipt conditional on applying.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 14689.

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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14689
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  1. Darius N Lakdawalla & Robert T Reville & Seth A Seabury, 2007. "How Does Health Insurance Affect Workers' Compensation Filing?," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 45(2), pages 286-303, 04.
  2. James T. Bennett & Bruce E. Kaufman, 2004. "What Do Unions Do?: A Twenty-Year Perspective," Journal of Labor Research, Transaction Publishers, vol. 25(3), pages 339-350, July.
  3. Bruce Meyer, 2002. "Unemployment and workers' compensation programmes: rationale, design, labour supply and income support ," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 23(1), pages 1-49, March.
  4. Barry T. Hirsch & David A. MacPherson & J. Michael Dumond, 1997. "Workers' Compensation recipiency in union and nonunion workplaces," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 50(2), pages 213-236, January.
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