Antipoverty Effects of Unemployment Insurance

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This report examines the antipoverty effects of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the past recession and the economic recovery. It includes estimates of the effects on the poverty rate for the unemployed, for those receiving UI, and for families that report at least one family member receiving UI. It also estimates how much of reported UI benefits went directly to decreasing family poverty levels. This report's analysis shows that UI benefits appear to reduce the prevalence of poverty significantly among the population that receives them.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 4, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Gabe, Thomas

Specialist in Social Policy

Creator (Author):
Whittaker, Julie M.

Specialist in Income Security

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 4, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report examines the antipoverty effects of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the past recession and the economic recovery. It includes estimates of the effects on the poverty rate for the unemployed, for those receiving UI, and for families that report at least one family member receiving UI. It also estimates how much of reported UI benefits went directly to decreasing family poverty levels. This report's analysis shows that UI benefits appear to reduce the prevalence of poverty significantly among the population that receives them.

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42 pages.

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