Back to Basics: Restoring Equity and Efficiency in the EI Program - EI Reform Part II
AbstractRegionally based entry requirements and benefit durations prolong the persistence of unemployment and reduce economic incentives to adjust to labour-market conditions. Reforms aimed at equity are overdue. Regionally based criteria should be replaced by uniform, countrywide, employment insurance entrance requirements and benefit durations.
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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
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employment insurance reform;
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- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
- J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2009-08-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-IAS-2009-08-16 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2009-08-16 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2009-08-16 (Macroeconomics)
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