regarding the structure of the workforce, its geographical distribution, the pay structure, employment time probabilities.
The statistics Bureau should propose and the government should adopta Standard National Job Classification.The Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits – if excessive and wrongly applied – are self -perpetuating because they provide a strong disincentive to work.
Health insurance should be separated from unemployment benefits
.Unemployment benefits and health benefits should be paid independently of each other.
Unemployment benefits should be means tested.
There is no reason to payunemployment benefits to the children of a multi-millionaire. Unemployedwith assets (especially liquid assets) should not receive benefits, even if theyare otherwise eligible. The benefits should scale down in accordance withwealth and income.
Unemployment benefits should always be limited in time, shoulddecrease gradually and should be withheld from certain segments of thepopulation, such as school dropouts, those who never held a job, (insome countries) women after childrearing.Eligibility to unemployment benefits should be confined
to those releasedfrom work immediately prior to the receipt of the benefits, who are availableto work by registering in an employment bureau, who are actively seekingemployment and who pass a means test. Benefits should be withheld from people who resigned voluntarily or discharged due to misconduct or criminal behaviour. In the USA, unemployment compensation is not available to farmworkers, domestic servants, the briefly employed, government workers andthe self- employed.
Unemployment benefits should not exceed short-term sickness benefits
(as is the case in Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands). Optimally, theyshould be lower (as is the case in Greece, Germany and Hungary).Alternatively, even if sickness benefits are earnings-related,
unemploymentbenefits can be flat
(as is the case in Bulgaria and Italy). In Australia and