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The U.S. Unemployment Rate: Development and Debate

Frank Stricker

in American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Creating a scientific survey of unemployment in the 1930s and 1940s was an advance for people’s understanding of unemployment and for rational government policy. Many government officials, including ... More


The Fight against Idleness: Unemployment and Discouraged Workers with Yaojun Li and Elisabeth Garratt

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Unemployment has a wide range of adverse consequences over and above the effects of the low income which people out of work receive. In the first decades after the war Britain tended to have a lower ... More


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