The 'Worthy' Unemployed: Societal Stratification and Unemployment Insurance Programs in China and the United States

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Lucy A. Williams

Northeastern University - School of Law

Margaret Woo

Northeastern University - School of Law

Date Written: 1995

Abstract

This is a comparative study of the unemployment compensation schemes in China and in the U.S. The article emphasizes how the structure of unemployment scheme can add to or detract from the view of the unemployed as “worthy” or “unworthy.”

Suggested Citation

Williams, Lucy A. and Woo, Margaret, The 'Worthy' Unemployed: Societal Stratification and Unemployment Insurance Programs in China and the United States (1995). Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 33, pp. 457-519, 1995; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2034608

Lucy A. Williams (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Margaret Woo

Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )

416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States
617-373-3309 (Phone)

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