ERIC Number: ED120425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Longitudinal Study of Unemployment Insurance Exhaustees: Final Report on Waves 1 and 2.
Nicholson, Walter; Corson, Walter
The study reports the results of a two-wave longitudinal interview of over 2,000 individuals who exhausted their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in October 1974. The interviews were conducted at the time of exhaustion and four months later in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, and Seattle. UI exhaustees are a relatively representative cross-section of unemployed individuals, although older individuals and white women are disproportionately represented. The study determined that: (1) extending benefits keeps many individuals above the poverty line, but extended benefits also provide income to some families who already have relatively high incomes; (2) consideration of income and payroll taxes does affect the replacement ratio (the ratio of UI benefits to earnings on the pre-UI job); (3) substantial numbers of exhaustees became reemployed within four months after exhaustionof benefits; (4) exhaustion of UI benefits led to a substantial loss in income for many families which could only be compensated for by reducing expenditures on food, clothing, recreation, and entertainment; and (5) few exhaustees received benefits from other types of transfer programs with the exception of the Food Stamp Program. Three appendixes consider the statistical methodology, sample selection and field procedures, and research related to unemployment insurance duration policy issues and the exhaustion of benefits. (JR)
Descriptors: Family Financial Resources, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Programs, Field Interviews, Government Role, Insurance, Longitudinal Studies, Participant Characteristics, Research Methodology, Surveys, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Wages
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (No price given)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica, Princeton, NJ.