Casey B. Mulligan: Who Gets Unemployment Benefits?

11/09/2011 08:20 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012
  • Casey B. Mulligan The New York Times

It’s commonly assumed that unemployed people not receiving unemployment benefits have been unlucky enough to go without a job for so long that their benefits have run out. But often more important are limited work histories and a low propensity to take benefits that are available.

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