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Workers have perfect families, right?

RTWMatters team

Compensation systems idealise families, expecting too much family support for injured workers while offering too little in return

"In many ways, compensation system policy seems to take the existence of an “ideal family” as a given. That is, there exists an implicit assumption that each IP [injured person] will have the support of a family member who will help with the activities of daily living, pick up excess childcare responsibilities and be available to provide financial and emotional support."   Australian researchers wanted to kn...

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