The Safety Net for Unemployed Americans is Inadequate
The Great Recession has exposed numerous flaws in our social contract - weaknesses that existed prior to the economic downturn - highlighting the need for changes in our system. In a six-part series, the Next Social Contract Initiative explores the stresses on our social contract, and the policy changes that must be made to mend it.
In the third installment, policy analyst Lauren Damme discusses how one of the nation's most important safety nets, unemployment insurance, excludes millions of the nation's most vulnerable workers, despite broadened UI eligibility in many states in response to the Unemployment Insurance Modernization Act of 2009.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Policy Brief The Safety Net for Unemployed Americans is Inadequate
Posted by Michele Kearney at 1:11 PM