Nate Breznau and Felix Lanver researched data on the introduction and development of work-injury policies in 186 countries. The corresponding codebook has been published as a technical paper.

The Global Work-Injury Policy Database (GWIP) provides data on the introduction and development of work-injury policy in 186 independent nation states. Work-injury policies are also historically known as "workmen’s compensation" and sometimes "accident insurance". The data are available via Harvard Dataverse.

The Technical Paper provides the codebook for the GWIP. Several aspects of this research are confounded by terminology, therefore Breznau and Lanver provide theoretical definitions and justifications of coding decisions in addition to the hard codes.


Contact:
Dr. Nate Breznau
CRC 1342: Global Dynamics of Social Policy
Mary-Somerville-Stra├če 5
28359 Bremen
E-Mail: nbreznau@uni-bremen.de