Monday, January 03, 2011

Question of the day --- of the year, really

This one, I mean:

"What happens to people when their unemployment insurance runs out and they still can't find a job?"

The question is actually the subtitle of an article in Slate Magazine called Depression Economics.

Here's a very small quotation that's interesting and horribly sad:

And economists have found not only that unemployment tends to increase the rate of suicide, but that the loss of unemployment insurance actually has a stronger impact on an individual's likelihood of committing suicide than the loss of a job does.

Some other important points are made as well.

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