ERIC Number: ED186623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
A History of Unemployment Insurance Legislation in the United States and New York State, 1935-1977.
Focusing on the development of unemployment insurance since the first federal legislation was enacted in 1935, this report provides the background and highlights of federal and New York State laws on coverage, the amount and direction of benefits, entitlement and disqualification provisions, and methods of financing. The first of three sections focuses on the Social Security Act and describes the development of unemployment insurance in other countries, early developments in the United States, and the framework of the federal-state system. Developments in federal unemployment insurance coverage and administration financing are described in section 2. Specific topics addressed include early coverage limitations, amendments to the federal definition of employment, the extension of coverage under federal law, the extension of benefit duration under federal-state laws, and financing administrative costs. Section 3 expounds upon unemployment insurance developments in New York State. Appended material includes a chronology of significant changes in federal unemployment insurance legislation for 1935-1977 and a chronology of significant changes in the New York State unemployment insurance law for the same period. (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Research and Statistics Office.
Identifiers: New York; Social Security Act; United States