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Simulating Workplace Safety Policy : Studies in Risk and Uncertainty - Thomas J. Kniesner

Simulating Workplace Safety Policy

Studies in Risk and Uncertainty

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This book uses numerical simulations to take an integrated quantitative look at how the various institutions influencing workplace safety lead to the observed levels of illnesses and injuries among U.S. workers. The book pieces together the mosaic of interactions among workers, employers, state government, and the federal government that is numerically realistic in the sense of using economists' current knowledge of quantitative linkages. The objective has been to map out how the U.S. economic system determines employment patterns, wages, and workplace safety levels.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Economics of Workplace Safetyp. 25
The Simulation Modelp. 67
The Safety Policy Systemp. 109
Asymmetric Information Problems in Workers' Compensation Insurancep. 149
Policy Implicationsp. 177
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780792395195
ISBN-10: 0792395190
Series: Studies in Risk and Uncertainty
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.12