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Unemployment benefits don’t discourage people from finding work: study

By Joshua Holland, Moyers & Company
Thursday, December 5, 2013 8:33 EDT
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People seeking jobs wait in a queue at an employment fair in New York, May 2012. The US economy only added a meager 69,000 jobs in May, pushing the unemployment rate up to 8.2 percent. (AFP Photo/Stan Honda)
 
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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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