Covering the period from November 1918 to the restoration of the Gold Standard in the UK in April 1925, this book, originally published in 1947, sets out and explains the economic facts of the immediate post-war period. There are sections on employment, production, government intervention in industry, the monetary factor, real income and real wages. A statistical appendix brings together in four sections a number of important tables which supplement the text.
Part 1: Introductory 1. An Outline Map 2. Dates and Time Divisions 3. The Arrangement of this Volume Part 2: Employment 1. Post-Armistice Contraction in Employment 2. The Transfer of Work-People from War to Peace Employment 3. The course of employment Throughout our Period 4. The doldrums and the Intractable Million Part 3: Production 1. The course of Physical Production over the Book, Slump and doldrums 2. Ship-Building 3. Contrasts of Ship-Building and House-Building 4. Cotton Exports Part 4: Government Intervention in Industry 1. The Rise and Fall of Industrial Controls 2. Price Restriction 3. Rationing of Consumers 4. Foreign Trade Policy Part 5: The Monetary Factor 1. The Money Link with America 2. Monetary Movements in our Period 3. Prices of Commodities and Money Rates of Wages 4. Causes and Conditions of the Monetary Boom 5. Causes and Conditions of the Monetary Slump 6. The Relation Between Movements in Money Income and in Employment During the Boom, the Slump and the Doldrums Concluding Chapter: The Upshot for Real Income and Real Wages. Statistical Index.