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Finding the Better Fit: Receiving Unemployment Insurance Increases Likelihood of Re-employment with Health Insurance

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Publication Date: April 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey; Jeff Wenger

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Job matching; Unionization; Educational attainment

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This joint CEPR/Economic Policy Institute issue brief is the first to examine whether workers who receive unemployment insurance (UI) increase their likelihood of employer-sponsored health insurance in their new job. The findings prove that in general, receiving UI benefits increases the likelihood of being hired into a job that provides employer-sponsored health insurance.