Research Highlights

Workers' Compensation: Analysis for Its Second Century

H. Allan Hunt and Marcus Dillender provide a succinct analysis of the state of workers' compensation (WC) programs in North America by focusing on three key performance issues: 1) the adequacy of compensation for those disabled in the workplace, 2) return-to-work performance for injured workers, and 3) prevention of disabling injury and disease. Following a brief introductory chapter that provides a discussion of the difficulties of trying to compare so many diverse programs, Hunt and Dillender devote a chapter to each of the three performance issues and provide empirical findings and useful guidance for policymakers and researchers as they set their sights on adapting WC for the twenty-first century. A WEfocus Series book from the Upjohn Press, the PDF of this book is available to download for free.

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