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[Excerpt] Garside's book fills an important gap in the literature on interwar unemployment by providing a comprehensive account of the various types of public policy that government officials, politicians, businessmen, and union leaders advocated as means for reducing unemployment, and by emphasizing the effect of the changing nature of the unemployment problem on the debates on public policy. The book's one major shortcoming is that it contains very little analysis of the effects of government unemployment policies.


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Boyer, G. R. (1991). [Review of the book British unemployment, 1919-1939: A study in public policy] [Electronic version]. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 45(1), 213-214.

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