Encouraging Compliance with Quarantine: A Proposal to Provide Job Security and Income Replacement

Am. J. Pub. Health, pp. S49-S56, 2007

Posted: 21 Nov 2009

See all articles by Mark A. Rothstein

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2007

Abstract

A human influenza virus is considered the most likely source of a andemic in the near future. Quarantine has the potential to be the most effective measure for limiting the spread of infection. The major obstacles to compliance for those asked to enter quarantine include loss of income during quarantine and loss of employment after quarantine. We discuss current antidiscrimination and compensation laws, as well as options to expand coverage for quarantined individuals to encourage public cooperation by guaranteeing job security and providing income replacement.

Keywords: Public Health, quarantine, job security, income replacement, sars, employment, pandemic

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Encouraging Compliance with Quarantine: A Proposal to Provide Job Security and Income Replacement (September 1, 2007). Am. J. Pub. Health, pp. S49-S56, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1509665

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
389
PlumX Metrics
!

Under construction: SSRN citations will be offline until July when we will launch a brand new and improved citations service, check here for more details.

For more information