British unemployment in the interwar period
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British unemployment in the interwar period survey and perspective by Sean Glynn

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Published by Australian National University in Canberra, Australia .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • Unemployment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

StatementSean Glynn and Alan Booth.
SeriesWorking papers in economic history,, no. 16
ContributionsBooth, Alan, Ph. D.
LC ClassificationsHD5765.A6 G57 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2799442M
ISBN 100867841370
LC Control Number83229622

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Despite the dominance of unemployment in the historiography of interwar Britain, there is as yet no comprehensive single volume study of government reactions to the problem over the entire period down to British Unemployment aims to fill that gap. W.R. Garside draws upon an extensive range of primary and secondary sources to analyze official ameliorative policy toward. In the context of the history of the 20th century, the interwar period was the period between the end of the First World War in November and the beginning of the Second World War in September This period is also colloquially referred to as Between the Wars.. Despite the relatively short period of time, this period represented an era of significant changes worldwide. From to , Europe entered a period of relative prosperity and stability. However, unemployment remained high, and population growth outstripped economic growth. During this time, world trade increased and speculative investment increased as the result of better economic times. [Review of the book Interwar Unemployment in International Perspective] Abstract [Excerpt] The book redresses two imbalances in the recent literature on interwar unemployment: its almost exclusive.

British Unemployment, A Study in Public Policy. By W. R. Garside. Cam­ bridge: Cambridge University Press, xvi, pp. $ This book presents a detailed survey of unemployment policy in interwar Britain. Garside focuses on the debates over policy options for dealing with the persistent and large-scale unemployment that.   The period saw southern Ireland become a independent republic in all but name. The Wall Street Crash of brought worldwide economic collapse. The real concern was the economy. This period was also marked by improvements in food supply and housing, and these improvements were reflected in the vital statistics of the period. The standardised death rate in England and Wales fell from on the eve of the First World War to in , and average life expectancy increased by more than ten by: 5. TY - CHAP. T1 - Unemployment, insurance and health in interwar Britain. AU - Harris, Bernard. PY - Y1 - N2 - In Britain, the years between and were characterised by a fall in the birth rate and by increases in the level of real wages and Cited by: 5.

Comprehensive, informative and clearly written, this book is the fullest account of policy responses to unemployment in the interwar period. It will be invaluable to specialists in recent British economic history and public policy, as well as an essential reference work for Author: Jerald Haynes. France - France - The interwar years: Frenchmen concentrated much of their energy during the early s on recovering from the war. The government undertook a vast program of reconstructing the devastated areas and had largely completed that task by To compensate for manpower losses, immigration barriers were lowered, and two million foreign workers flooded into the country. 'A review essay by DeLong () in an earlier issue of this journal discusses the cross-country evidence on unemployment rates in greater detail. P. Loungani, British interwar unemployment Booth, Alan and Sean Glynn, , Unemployment in the interwar period: A multiple problem, Journal of Contemporary Hist Cited by: Apropos of the recent discussion of unemployment insurance in the context of demand shortages, it’s worth mentioning Daniel K. Benjamin’s and Levis A. Kochin’s “Searching for an Explanation of Unemployment in Interwar Britain.”During the s, despite strong real growth in national income and wages, Britain was plagued by persistently high unemployment.