Receipt of Unemployment Insurance Among Low-Income Single Mothers


This Issue Brief presents analysis of data on unemployment receipt from the Census Bureau's Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS). This data analysis is supplemented by findings from two studies by Mathematica Policy Research on eligibility for unemployment insurance among former welfare recipients. By focusing on increased receipt of unemployment insurance, this Issue Brief highlights a largely overlooked, but significant, change in the lives of single women and their families.

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