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Collection Details


Collection Name: Unemployment Insurance Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/unempl.html
Dates Spanned: 1980-1980
Description: This project, funded by the Arthur J. Altmeyer Fellowship in Unemployment Insurance and under taken by Evangeline W. Cooper in 1980-1982, provides a survey of the history and development of the Unemployment Insurance Service in the United States. The interviewees discuss the relation- ship of unemployment insurance to the Social Security Board, to the Department of Labor and to organized labor. They offer useful background on various areas of New Deal activity. The participants describe policy development for unemployment insurance in terms of eligibility requirements, disqualification, merit and experience ratings, duration, benefit formulas, and supplemental and temporary extended benefits. There are interesting comparisons of state and federal programs and the degree of control in each case, together with examples of lobbying on state and national levels, and problems of financing the programs.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 25
Interviews: [15 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: History; Insurance; Insurance, Unemployment; Oral history; U.S. Department of Labor; Unemployment; United States
Other Subjects: Development
Collection Code: OHC0000921