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Workers' Compensation in the United States: Cost Shifting and Inequities in a Dysfunctional System

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This article documents the economic impact of workplace illnesses and injuries in the United States. In particular, the article focuses on the extent to which employers have shifted the costs of workplace illnesses and injuries from the workers’ compensation system to the Social Security system.

Source: LaDou, Joseph. Workers’ Compensation in the United States: Cost Shifting and Inequities in a Dysfunctional System. New Solutions. Vol. 20(3) 2910392 (2010). Reproduced with permission.

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