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UI is Not a Safety Net for Unemployed Former Welfare Recipients

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Publication Date: December 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey; Jeffrey B. Wenger

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: Alternate base period; Women workers; Work schedules

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper looks at eligibility for unemployment insurance (UI) among welfare recipients and offers two policy changes that would substantially increase eligibility rates for former welfare recipients.