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Paperback A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers' Compensation Book

ISBN: 0226249840

ISBN13: 9780226249841

A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers' Compensation

(Part of the NBER Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development Series)

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Workers' compensation was arguably the first widespread social insurance program in the United States--before social security, Medicare, or unemployment insurance--and the most successful form of labor legislation to emerge from the early progressive movement.

In A Prelude to the Welfare State, Price V. Fishback and Shawn Everett Kantor challenge widespread historical perceptions by arguing that workers' compensation, rather than being...

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