TITLE

STANDARDS FOR IMPROVING MAXIMUM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS

AUTHOR(S)
Papier, William
PUB. DATE
April 1974
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Apr74, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p376
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Critics of the unemployment insurance system, including most U.S. Presidents during the postwar period, have repeatedly urged the states to raise their ceilings on weekly unemployment benefits so that payments to the majority of beneficiaries would equal at least half their normal earnings. This study uses unique data describing the earnings and dependency status of eligible claimants in Ohio from 1965 to 1972 to appraise the major proposals that have been made on this subject, particularly that offered by President Nixon in 1973. The author demonstrates that these proposals would not have achieved their goal if adopted, and he suggests other standards to determine weekly benefit ceilings.
ACCESSION #
4458594

 

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