Trends in Earnings Loss from Disabling Workplace Injuries in California: The Role of Economic Conditions

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Can the downward trend in earnings losses experienced by injured workers in California during the 1990s be traced to the state's improved economic conditions? The latest in a series of RAND reports on workers' compensation confirms that, despite some improvements in the mid-1990s, benefits in the state were still inadequate.

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Overview

Can the downward trend in earnings losses experienced by injured workers in California during the 1990s be traced to the state's improved economic conditions? The latest in a series of RAND reports on workers' compensation confirms that, despite some improvements in the mid-1990s, benefits in the state were still inadequate.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780833030801
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 45
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Can the downward trend in earnings losses experienced by injured workers during the 1990s be traced to the state's improved economic conditions?

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Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
1 Introduction 1
2 Changes in Economic Conditions and Public Policy over the 1990s 3
3 Defining Wage Loss and Replacement Rates 7
4 Wage Loss and Replacement Rates over the 1990s 9
5 Accounting for Confounding Factors by Using a Statistical Model 23
6 Predicting Losses for Workers Injured in More-Recent Years 31
7 Conclusions 39
App.: Data Sources and Analysis Samples 41
References 45
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