Clearing the Path to Unemployment Insurance for Low-Wage Workers
Publication Date: August 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Poverty; Ethnic workers; Young workers
Coverage: United States
Unemployment Insurance is a necessary and beneficial stimulus program for part-time workers. However, the current rules for eligibility often leave eligible workers behind. This study, by CEPR and the National Employment Law Project, analyzes the alternative base period (ABP), a policy reform that makes it easier for low-wage workers to qualify for UI benefits.