Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them

24 Pages Posted: 21 May 2016

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David M. Gray

University of Ottawa - Department of Economics

Colin Busby

C.D. Howe Institute

Date Written: May 18, 2016

Abstract

Improvements, not an overhaul, are needed for Employment Insurance (EI) eligibility, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them,” authors David Gray and Colin Busby find that the degree of alleged deterioration of the EI program as a social safety net over time is greatly misunderstood and exaggerated.

Keywords: Education, Skills and Labour Market

JEL Classification: J21; J64; J65

Suggested Citation

Gray, David M. and Busby, Colin, Unequal Access: Making Sense of EI Eligibility Rules and How to Improve Them (May 18, 2016). C.D. Howe Institute Commentary 450. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2782419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2782419

David M. Gray

University of Ottawa - Department of Economics ( email )

200 Wilbrod Street
P.O. Box 450, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Canada

Colin Busby (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

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