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Providing a national system in a country where the unemployed receive a regular payment only encourages people not to seek work and puts an unreasonable strain on a country’s financial resources. Discuss this statement and give your opinion. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience.
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The system of paying the unemployed is being adopted by many nations across the world. There exists an argument that this system would not only drain a country’s economic resources but also would discourage people from seeking jobs. I think the statement is true to a greater extent.
The first reason behind my view is that if an unemployed receives a regular payment from the national treasury, the government has to bear more economic burden. To be clearer, such a government has to spend a considerable proportion of its revenue, which is mostly accumulated by means of tax levying on a population which is not currently productive, hoping that they would help the nation later in their life. However, I believe there is not any genuine guarantee for this.
Another reason why I oppose the statement is because these people would hesitate to search for a job later seriously. This happens when they get adjusted with the regular payment they receive from the respective authorities. For example, in many developed countries, financial benefits for those who are not in service deter them from being productive, and this happens irrespective of age and gender.
I need to admit that these financial aids are needed in some cases. However, I believe it should focus on areas like skill-training courses and investment for self-employment and start-up businesses rather than free delivery of money.
To conclude, I believe dispersing regular amount of money to the unemployment is believed to be less beneficial, unless it is used in a productive manner.