Between the world wars, unemployment spread throughout the industrialized world like a disease. Focusing on the United States, Britain, and Europe, Matt Perrry compares and contrasts popular attitudes and the government response toward unemployment.Looking beyond statistics and economic cycles, Perry investigates the human impact of unemployment. He uncovers the experience of being jobless from the perspective of those who lived through it, their employers and their communities. He uses oral history, memoirs, literary accounts, and newspaper articles to reveal the reality of unemployment.Perry argues that the scale of the crisis has been minimized by historianswho have tended to emphasize that prolonged unemployment was the problem of the distressed fringe.Finally, Perry argues that the lessons of the 1930s have direct relevance today since the structural problems of industrial capitalism remain inherent.
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Looking beyond statistics and economic cycles, Perry investigates the human impact of unemployment from the perspective of those who lived through it, their employers and communities, arguing that the lessons of the 1930s have direct relevance today since the structural problems of industrial capitalism remain inherent.Product Description:
Exactly what is needed for the thoughtful student. It introduces the different skills required in economics.' G.C. Harcourt, Cambridge University
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Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP82027753
Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005947240