Ioana Marinescu
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. Assistant Professor. Research focuses on the labor market, to craft policies that can enhance employment, productivity, and economic security.

Have Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Discouraged Work?

August 11, 2020

The Issue:

The CARES Act greatly increased the generosity of unemployment insurance benefits by adding a fixed $600 federal weekly supplement to state benefits and expanding eligibility for benefits. As a result, many of the unemployed received benefits that surpassed their prior weekly wages until the benefit

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