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dBA insurAnce MArKet wiLL Grow As contrActors Meet expAndinG needs for u.s. MiLitAry support And reconstruction ABroAd

Andrew MAcKinnon And LAwrence BoyK

hen workers compensation insurance became a reality for the United States in 1911, the nation had only recently become a player on the world stage in the wake of the 1898 Spanish- American War. Few Americans would have imagined a turbulent 20th century that would result in a U.S. economic, diplomatic, and military presence that would encircle the globe. W

With the expansion of that presence came the need for increasing num- bers of civilian employees to work abroad in support of a wide range of U.S. government-funded activities — from providing support on military bases to working on a vast array of reconstruction and development projects in foreign lands.

Whileconventionalworkerscompensationremains apermanent feature of employer-employee relationships at home, U.S. contractors’ overseas

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