Incentive Experiments in Unemployment Insurance
O'Leary, Christopher J. of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
This resource is one chapter in a publication entitled Lessons Learned from Public Workforce Program Experiments. The author examines and presents findings from multiple random assignment studies conducted in the 1980s and 1990s that tested programs designed to overcome work disincentives present in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system. This chapter summarizes the lessons learned from these UI experiments.