ERIC Number: ED218434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Supplemental Benefits Program. An Appraisal of Emergency Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
Corson, Walter; Nicholson, Walter
This monograph evaluates the overall performance of the Federal Supplemental Benefits (FSB) program and provides a general framework for future consideration of emergency supplemental benefits programs. Following an introduction that provides a summary of findings detailed in the paper, the monograph is divided into five chapters. Chapter 2 provides a historical summary of legislation concerning unemployment benefits duration. It stresses the expanding federal role in such policies and points out assumptions believed to have prompted this expansion. Chapter 3 briefly describes characteristics and labor market experiences of individuals who collected benefits under FSB. Chapter 4 discusses the general allocational effects of extended benefits programs and examines specific effects of the FSB program. Chapter 5 considers the distributional impact of FSB by examining how well it compensated workers for recession-induced unemployment and whether it prevented poverty among lowest income FSB recipients. FSB's relationship to welfare programs is also considered. Chapter 6 provides an overall assessment of FSB by addressing seven basic questions policy makers will have to answer in future recessions. A brief discussion of alternative policies during recessions is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 ($5.75).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers: Federal Supplemental Benefits Program; Impact; Recession