Responses to Incentives in Public Expenditure Programs

Responses to Incentives in Public Expenditure Programs

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In Chapter 2, I complement the WC incidence literature by updating the estimated elasticity of WC receipt with respect to benefits by using data from the 1990s and reconciling the differences between previously published estimates. I find much lower levels of worker responsiveness, even after controlling for the policies that made it more difficult for workplace injuries to qualify for WC benefits and employers shifted to self-insurance. I also find that increased prevalence of self-insurance reduces the probability a worker will claim WC benefits.severe claims with incentivized injuries. Restricting attention to severe claims, ... a€œ Big money to be made in referrals for rehab; Rehab, Managed-care system for Workersa#39; Comp hurt the workers, critics say.a€ Cleveland Plain Dealer, A1. 37 Foranbsp;...

Title:Responses to Incentives in Public Expenditure Programs
Author:Melissa Powell McInerney
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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