Posts Tagged ‘unemployment benefits’

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    Unemployment Benefits or Losses?

    Sep 1, 10 • 141 Views • Economic Debates, Government, Labor1 Comment

    Recently, Denmark decided that 4 years of unemployment benefits were too long. Shrinking their duration to 2 years, they said that 1) the longer people are out of a job, the harder it is to find one and 2) too many people wait for benefits to expire before

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    Unemployment Benefits and A One-Handed Economist

    Jul 8, 10 • 112 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Thinkers, Government, LaborNo Comments

    Called “a compromise of a compromise of a compromise,” the Senate failed to extend unemployment benefits to the 2 million individuals scheduled to lose them on July 12.   Thinking economically, it is tough to definitively assess the decision.