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Back to Basics: Restoring Equity and Efficiency in the EI Program - EI Reform Part II

  • Colin Busby

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • Alexandre Laurin

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

  • David Gray

    (University of Ottawa)

Regionally 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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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 84.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2009
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, August 2009
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:84
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  1. Peter Kuhn & Chris Riddell, 2006. "The Long-Term Effects of a Generous Income Support Program: Unemployment Insurance in New Brunswick and Maine, 1940-1991," NBER Working Papers 11932, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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