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Unemployment Insurance: Strengthening the Relationship Between Theory and Policy

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  • Walter Nicholson
  • Karen Needels
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    Ever since the U.S. federal-state system of unemployment insurance was founded in the 1930s, it has provided partial, temporary replacement of wages to eligible workers who lose jobs “through no fault of their own†(as determined by state-level regulations). Unemployment insurance is one of the largest social insurance programs in the United States, with benefits paid totaling about $34 billion in 2004. Economic theory can help us understand the challenges this complex program is likely to face over the next few years. The authors summarize the salient characteristics of the unemployment insurance program and then examine the theoretical and econometric research. In addition, they address key policy issues that the unemployment insurance system is likely to face in upcoming years and ways policymakers may be able to use economic analysis to adjust the program so that it remains effective in addressing the needs of unemployed workers.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 5070.

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    Length: 24
    Date of creation: 21 Jun 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:5070

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    1. Carlos Medina & Jairo Núñez & Jorge Andrés Tamayo, 2013. "The Unemployment Subsidy Program in Colombia: An Assessment," BORRADORES DE ECONOMIA 010393, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA.
    2. Craig, Steven G. & Hemissi, Wided & Mukherjee, Satadru & Sørensen, Bent E, 2013. "How Do Politicians Save? Buffer Stock Management of Unemployment Insurance Finance," CEPR Discussion Papers 9520, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Marc Fleurbaey & Stéphane Zuber, 2014. "Fair management of social risk," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00973480, HAL.
    4. Marc Fleurbaey & Stéphane Zuber, 2014. "Fair management of social risk," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 14016, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    5. Hassan Mohammadi & Daniel Rich, 2013. "Dynamics of Unemployment Insurance Claims: An Application of ARIMA-GARCH Models," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 41(4), pages 413-425, December.

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