Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2013

288 Pages | black and white tables

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719086809

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Unemployment and the State in Britain

The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Stephanie Ward

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Based upon extensive primary research
  • Compares the impact of the means test in two regions most affected by the economic crisis
  • south Wales and the north-east of England
  • The first detailed investigation of the impact of the means test and the response of the unemployed
  • The use of a household means test for the long-term unemployed was the most debated aspect of social policy during the depression of the 1930s, with opposition to the measure from across the political spectrum

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