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Corruption and ReformLessons from America's Economic History$
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Edward L. Glaeser and Claudia Goldin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226299570

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.001.0001

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The Irony of Reform

The Irony of Reform

Did Large Employers Subvert Workplace Safety Reform, 1869 to 1930?

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(p.285) 9 The Irony of Reform
Source:
Corruption and Reform
Author(s):
Price V. Fishback
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0010

This chapter investigates how large employers in the U.S. subvert workplace safety reform during the period from 1869 to 1930. It analyzes the variation across states and time to establish the relationship between the average number of employees per establishment and the extent of regulation. This chapter also provides analytical narratives that describe in more depth the extent to which employers shaped the legislation and the actual enforcement of the laws in various states.

Keywords:   large employers, workplace safety reform, U.S., analytical narratives, enforcement of law

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