Unions and the Duration of Workers' Compensation Claims

29 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2005

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Michele Campolieti

University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of union status on workers' compensation claim duration in Canada. I find that unionized workers have shorter claims than nonunionized workers and that relatively little of this difference can be attributed to differences in worker or job characteristics. I interpret this as being consistent with a strong union effect that reduces union member's claim duration. Plausible explanations for this finding and directions for future research are also discussed.

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele (Mike), Unions and the Duration of Workers' Compensation Claims. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 625-653, October 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=799347

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University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )

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