Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalization and Monday Work Injury Claims

Show simple item record Dong, Xiuming 2021-12-13T01:52:55Z 2021-12-13T01:52:55Z 2021-11-22
dc.identifier.citation B E Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 0(0) 22 Nov 2021
dc.identifier.issn 2194-6108
dc.description.abstract <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>An important stylized fact in the literature is that more Workers’ Compensation claims for difficult-to-diagnose injuries are filed on Monday than on any other day of the week. This paper studies the impact of recreational marijuana sales legalization on Monday work injury claims. Using restricted-use Workers’ Compensation claim data in Oregon and a Difference-in-Differences (DiD) model, I find the probability of overall Monday injuries increase by 4 percentage points after recreational marijuana sales legalization. The event study graphs suggest the medium-term effects appear to equal the short-term effects. Additionally, I do not find strong evidence to support those difficult-to-diagnose Monday injuries disproportionately increase after recreational marijuana sales legalization, suggesting a limited moral hazard of Monday injury claiming behavior after recreational marijuana sales legalization.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
dc.relation.ispartofseries The B E Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy
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dc.subject 14 Economics
dc.title Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalization and Monday Work Injury Claims
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1515/bejeap-2021-0105
pubs.issue 0
pubs.volume 0 2021-11-30T15:12:37Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston en
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.elements-id 875065
dc.identifier.eissn 1935-1682 2021-11-22

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