Workers’ Compensation Reform In Florida: Why Did Two Innovative Return To Work Programs Fail?
Why do well-intentioned public policies sometimes fail? This research examines the failure of two Florida workers’ compensation reforms intended to help previously injured employees return to work: The obligation to rehire program and the preferred worker program. Interviews conducted with Floridians involved in workers‘compensation reform are examined to find out why these two programs failed. The disappointing outcome of the obligation to rehire and preferred worker programs can be tied to the dominance of business groups in state policymaking, the failure to provide a proper incentive and enforcement system, and the inability to foresee the consequences of reform because of policy and environmental complexity. © 2001 Wiley. All rights reserved.
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Jewett, Aubrey, "Workers’ Compensation Reform In Florida: Why Did Two Innovative Return To Work Programs Fail?" (2001). Scopus Export 2000s. 446.