Study: Unemployment Benefits Do Not Prolong Joblessness

The old Republican claim of welfare-as-slavery is finally put to bed, by science.

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Study: Unemployment Benefits Don’t Discourage People from Finding Work (via Moyers & Company)

A new study shows that even generous unemployment benefits have zero impact on people’s drive to go out and find a job. The multinational study, conducted by Jan Eichhorn, a sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, and published in the October…

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