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What Can We Do?

Jonathan D. Karmel

in Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter Six asks whether we have done everything possible to keep Americans safe at work. The answers to that question are a discussion of common sense reforms that if implemented will make ... More


Legal Contexts and Law Related to Psychological Injuries

William J. Koch, Kevin S. Douglas, Tonia L. Nicholls, and Melanie L. O'Neill

in Psychological Injuries: Forensic Assessment, Treatment, and Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188288
eISBN:
9780199870486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188288.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the primary areas of law in which psychological injury is likely to be material and relevant, and in which mental health professionals are likely to find themselves practicing. ... More


Asbestos Exposure and the Law in the United States

Kevin Leahy

in Asbestos and Its Diseases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195178692
eISBN:
9780199864591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178692.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the historical development of asbestos litigation and the current state of relevant legal affairs in the United States. Depending on one's vantage point, the history of ... More


Ana: Caught in Circumstances Beyond Her Control

Jill Duerr Berrick

in Faces of Poverty: Portraits of Women and Children on Welfare

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195113754
eISBN:
9780199893546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113754.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

This chapter details the experience of a woman called Ana who is living on a tight budget. She is not on welfare anymore, although she was for a short time. Over the past year she has received income ... More


Asbestos Injury Compensation: The Politics of Adversarial Legalism and Layered Policies

Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke

in How Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756117
eISBN:
9780190201944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756117.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the evolving politics of asbestos injury compensation in the United States, which has revolved around tort litigation, a classic example of adversarial legalism. Asbestos ... More


The Statutorification of Common-Law Fields: Torts, Contracts and Commercial Law, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law

G. Edward White

in Law in American History, Volume III: 1930-2000

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190634940
eISBN:
9780190940348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634940.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the process, over an interval between the years after World War I and the 1960s, in which most of the fields considered “basic” common-law subjects in legal education and the ... More


The “Enlightened Majority” versus the “Die-Hard Fringe”: The State and Reform of Domestic Service, 1915–1940

Vanessa H. May

in Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834770
eISBN:
9781469603094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877906_may.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the time when approximately 150 members of the Women's City Club met to discuss bills pending in the New York State legislature that would provide domestic workers with a ... More


Delivering Health Care

Tee L. Guidotti

in Global Occupational Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195380002
eISBN:
9780199893881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380002.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational health services in industry provide health care and preventive services in order to maintain the health of all employees, not just to provide medical care for the injured or those who ... More


The Progressive Era

Price Fishback

in Government & The American Economy: A New History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251271
eISBN:
9780226251295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251295.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the United States, the period between the mid-1890s and the early 1920s is known as the Progressive Era. Many general studies of the period and biographies of leading reformers emphasize the ... More


Retirement Income Security and Workers’ Residuals

Sylvester J. Schieber

in The Predictable Surprise: Unraveling the U.S. Retirement System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890958
eISBN:
9780190261382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890958.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the implications of retirement income security for workers’ take-home pay. Money flows into various components of the retirement system from different sources. Social Security ... More


The Torch That Lighted Up the Industrial Scene

Jonathan D. Karmel

in Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501709982
eISBN:
9781501714382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Chapter Two recounts the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire as the seminal event that ushered in the changes and reforms to workplace safety that were realized in the Progressive Era. Workers ... More


Ghost Workers: The Labor Consequences of Identity Loan

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Migrant farmworkers’ exclusion from many labor protections and forms of social assistance forces them to rely on informal and illicit subsistence strategies. One such strategy is “identity loan,” in ... More


Embarking: The Pittsburgh Survey, Workers’ Compensation, and the First Blush of Fame

Amy Aronson

in Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199948734
eISBN:
9780190912864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948734.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

In 1907, Crystal Eastman began a temporary job investigating industrial accidents with the Pittsburgh Survey, a comprehensive study of urban industrial life organized by Paul Kellogg and Edward ... More


The Growth of the Law

Lawrence M. Friedman

in A History of American Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190070885
eISBN:
9780190070922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070885.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses changes in American law in the twentieth century, covering welfare, workers’ compensation, tort law, civil rights, First Nations, Asian Americans, Hispanics, freedom of speech, ... More


Mapping the territory: a brief historical overview

Michael O’Brien

in Poverty, policy and the state: The changing face of social security

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347992
eISBN:
9781447303046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347992.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a brief historical overview of the development and changes in social security in New Zealand. It begins by identifying the social-security dimensions in the early period of ... More


“Child Neglect:”: The Invisible Labor of Teens

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Besides “identity loan,” another important illicit subsistence strategy crucial to farmworkers’ survival is relying upon child labor. While many sources have documented the perils of children working ... More


Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Amy Aronson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199948734
eISBN:
9780190912864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948734.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Social History

Crystal Eastman was a central figure in many of the defining social movements of the twentieth century—labor, feminism, internationalism, free speech, peace. She drafted America’s first serious ... More


The Clitheroe By-election

in The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239444.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the preparation of David Shackleton for the Clitheroe by-election to replace Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth who was elevated to the House of Lords. It suggests that the selection of ... More


Twenty-Nine Helmets: Government Power and the Promise of Security

Kevin Boyle

in To Promote the General Welfare: The Case for Big Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858538
eISBN:
9780190254537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858538.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of industrialization policy in twentieth-century America. The transformation of public policy came in three stages, each building on the previous. The first stage ... More


Damage Awards

Dov Fox

in Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Two questions should guide award determinations for procreation deprived, imposed, and confounded: First, how serious is a plaintiff’s reproductive loss? The answer goes to the nature and duration of ... More


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