Domestic Public Policy

Unemployment Insurance Policy Lab

Grant Year: 2022


Till von Wachter will direct the research program of a policy lab focused on how the unemployment insurance (UI) system can be used to promote employment and upward mobility. The lab will make use of 20 years of employment and earnings records of workers in California to examine how well the UI system promotes labor force participation and reemployment and supports households during periods of unemployment. The policy lab’s findings will appear in a series of reports, papers, and policy briefs.

University of California Los Angeles Domestic Public Policy

$200,000