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Restricted work, workers' compensation, and days away from work.

Authors
Waehrer-GM; Miller-TR
Source
J Hum Resour 2003 Oct; 38(4):964-991
NIOSHTIC No.
20033188
Abstract
We use an establishment-based survey of occupational injuries to analyze employers' use of restricted work and its effect on days away from work. Because restricted work provisions vary with the duration and severity of injury, we use its predicted probability in our analysis of days away from work. Higher benefits and lower state waiting periods increase the likelihood of restricted work which substitutes for days away from work especially for hard-to-diagnose injuries. Our results suggest that failure to control for restricted work may yield downward biased estimates of the direct effect of income replacement on work loss.
Keywords
Workers; Worker-health; Work-environment; Injuries; Occupational-accidents; Accidents; Surveillance-programs; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Models
CODEN
JHREA9
Publication Date
20031001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
635778
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003750
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0022-166X
Source Name
Journal of Human Resources
State
MD
Performing Organization
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Calverton, Maryland
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