By C. Arthur Williams

Until many years in the past I centred my realization on employees' compensa­ tion courses within the usa and Canada. as the usa has fifty two courses and Canada has 8, i used to be uncovered to a variety of techniques that triggered me to think that few different techniques existed. on the grounds that 1984 i've got turn into extra conscious of what the remainder of the realm has been doing and came across that my wisdom had to be broadened considerably. The set off motion used to be a 1984 school study alternate contract among Keio college in Tokyo and the collage of Minnesota that made it attainable for me to spend a lot of my time learning Japan's employees' reimbursement software and evaluating it with the USA techniques. Japan's application had numerous positive aspects that I had now not encountered within the usa or Canada. After this event I hooked up significantly extra price to and spent extra time learning the Social protection Administration's biennial reviews on Social safeguard seasoned­ grams in the course of the international, which come with staff' reimbursement courses. I additionally awarded papers at conferences of the overseas coverage Society in keeping with my eastern and Social protection Adminis­ tration file study. Many individuals prompt extra research during this quarter and provided to ship me fabrics describing their international locations' courses. the result's this research which i am hoping that readers will locate fascinating and worthwhile.

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Except for those employees covered under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act, however, and a few other special groups, state workers' compensation laws prescribe workers' rights against employers. S. Department of Labor to monitor the development of state programs. One of its major contributions was to publish a set of standards that were widely discussed and approved. A score card was published periodically describing how state acts complied with these standards. By the 1960s, the federal government and others had become deeply concerned about the diversity among state programs and the failure of most state programs to keep pace with changing economic conditions.

See National Commission's Compendium on Workmen's Compensation (1973, pp. 33-34 and ch. 10). 11. See National Commission's Compendium . , pp. 23-24, 122-126. For a book length treatment see Berkowitz and Burton (1987). 12. See Burton (1978) and Berkowitz and Burton (1987), ch. 1. 13. For more details see Williams and Young (1990). They favor the termination of disability benefits at the normal retirement age but would add partial coverage of employee benefits lost because of the disability. They cite an earlier recommendation by Weiler (1980, pp.

Jr. " Paper presented to the 64th Annual Convention of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, Quebec City, Quebec, September 12, 1978. D. " The Journal of Law and Economics 29(2) (1986): 329-356. ). Current Issues in Workers' Compensation. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1986. "Developments and Trends in Social Security 1987-1989: ... Insurance Against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases," International Social Security Review 3/89: 318-326.

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