Written just before the beginning of World War II, this is an early example of field research into human resources by one of the pioneers in the area. Ginzberg investigates why so many long-term unemployed coal miners in South Wales remained in their villages rather than relocating to other areas of the United Kingdom where jobs were more plentiful. The results of his work, originally published in 1942, remain of value both as a record of an era, an example of communities in distress, and a model of failed social policy.
Table of Contents
Transaction Edition -- Preface -- Foreword -- 1. Out of the Past -- 2. The Props Give Way -- 3. Relief -- 4. Flight from Wales -- 5. Subsidized Migration -- 6. Industry Comes to Wales -- 7. After Two Decades -- 8. Morals for Democracies -- Bibliography -- Index of Names.
Eli Ginzberg is indelibly linked to the creation, expansion, and refinement of employment policy and human resource needs from 1935 to the present. He has been a long-time consultant to the federal government, including the last nine presidents. In this volume, the focus is on American Jewry in the present century from the perspective of an active participant-observer and a critical social science-based analyst.