Reform of the unemployment insurance system

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Published by JAI Press in Stamford, Conn .

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  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Insurance, Unemployment -- United States,
  • Insurance, Unemployment -- Law and legislation -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

Statementeditors, Laurie J. Bassi, Stephen A. Woodbury.
SeriesResearch in employment policy ;, . 1
ContributionsBassi, Laurie J. 1954-, Woodbury, Stephen A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD7096.U5 R37 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 319 p. :
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6891640M
ISBN 10076230507X
LC Control Number00551998
OCLC/WorldCa41876456

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