The Irony of Reform

Edited by Price V. Fishback

in Corruption and Reform

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780226299570
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226299594 | DOI:
The Irony of Reform

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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

Chapter.  15818 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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