Cheating on Jobless Benefits
Paul L. Burgess,
Jerry L. Kingston, and Robert D. St. Louis, in
Industrial & Labor Relations Review (April
1986), ComeU University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14851-0952.
Stories about "vacations" funded unemployment insurance (UI) benefits are as common as those about welfare-financed Cadillacs.
But are they true?
Yes, suggest Burgess, Kingston, and St. Louis, all economic research- ers at Arizona State University. Many UI recipients have no intention of getting a job until their weekly checks...