The government has considerably curtailed its efforts in/of/at protecting the unemployed.
- Which would be the right preposition here?
- Background: The government (i) reduced the amount ($) of benefits and (ii) the duration of the benefits (weeks). Also, (iii) made eligibility rules stringent- this made it hard for workers to qualify for benefits. The appropriate verb would be Curtail which means reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on. But is "efforts" the right noun? What is a better term to express the government's three actions instead of "efforts"?