Clearing the Path to Unemployment Insurance for Low-Wage Workers

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August 2005, Andrew Stettner, Heather Boushey and Jeff Wenger

Unemployment Insurance is a necessary and beneficial stimulus program for part-time workers. However, the current rules for eligibility often leave eligible workers behind. This study, by CEPR and the National Employment Law Project, analyzes the alternative base period (ABP), a policy reform that makes it easier for low-wage workers to qualify for UI benefits.

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