A prelude to the welfare state [electronic resource] : the origins of workers' compensation / Price V. Fishback and Shawn Everett Kantor.
By: Fishback, Price Van Meter.
Contributor(s): Kantor, Shawn Everett.Material type: TextSeries: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 316 p.).ISBN: 9780226251646 (electronic bk.); 0226251640 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Workers' compensation -- United States | Workers' compensation -- Law and legislation -- United States | Workers' compensation -- Law and legislation -- United States -- States | Employers' liability insurance -- United States | Travail -- Accidents -- Indemnisation -- États-Unis | Travail -- Accidents -- Droit -- États-Unis | Travail -- Accidents -- Droit -- États-Unis -- États | Assurance de responsabilité des employeurs -- États-Unis | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security | Arbeidsomstandigheden | Ziektekostenverzekering | სამართალი-- კანონმდებლობა-- მშრომელთა კომპენსაციაGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prelude to the welfare state.DDC classification: 368.4/1/00973 LOC classification: HD7103.65.U6 | F535 2000ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-302) and index.
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Framing the Issues; Compensation for Accidents before Workers' Compensation; The Economic Impact of the Switch to Workers' Compensation; The Timing of Workers' Compensation's Enactment in the United States; The Political Process of Adopting Workers' Compensation; The Fractitious Disputes over State Insurance; The Battles over Benefit Levels, 1910 -- 1930; Epilogue: Lessons from the Origins of Workers' Compensation; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I; Appendix J; Appendix K.
Workers' compensation was arguably the first widespread social insurance program in the United States--before social security, Medicare, or unemployment insurance--and the most successful form of labor legislation to emerge from the early progressive movement. In A Prelude to the Welfare State, Price V. Fishback and Shawn Everett Kantor challenge widespread historical perceptions by arguing that workers' compensation, rather than being an early progressive victory, succeeded because all relevant parties--labor and management, insurance companies, lawyers, and legislators--benefited from the ruling.
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