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The Unemployment Services

A Report Prepared for the Fabian Society, 1st Edition

By Julian LeGrand


240 pages

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Originally published in 1940, The Unemployment Services provides a thorough examination of the system of unemployment relief. The book looks at fundamental proposals for the extension of necessary provisions for improving the conditions of the unemployed, and their dependents. The book provides a detailed knowledge of regulations and scales, and uses an unorthodox dissection of the principles embodied in this code of laws, which plays so large a part in the lives of industrial workers and their dependents.

Table of Contents

Foreword, D.R. Grenfell, M.P.


1. An Outline of the Unemployment Services

2. The Dual System

3. The Standard of Living of the Unemployed

4. Raising the Standard of Living of the Unemployed

5. The Scope of Unemployment Insurance

6. The Scope of the Unemployment Assistance Board

7. The Relation of the Unemployment Assistance Board to Other Social Services

8. The Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee and the Unemployment Fund Debt

9. Child Dependents Benefit Rates on Unemployment Insurance

10. Women’s Benefit Rates on Unemployment Insurance

11. The Anomalies (Married Women) Order

12. The Waiting Period in Unemployment Insurance

13. The Unemployment Assistance Board Means Test

14. Supplementation of Unemployment Insurance Benefit

15. Unemployment Assistance Board Winter Allowances

16. Unemployment Expenditure and the Trade Cycle

Brief Summary of the More Important Proposals and Conclusions


1. A Comparison of Average Payments of Insurance Benefit with Average U.A.B. Allowances

2. Short-Time Working and the Continuity

3. Disqualifications and the Unemployment Assistance Board

4. A Comparison Between the Applicants for Insurance Benefit and Unemployment Allowances


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1940 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of welfare and the state, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of welfare in relation to the state through the areas of policy making, social administration, class division and social inequality, social policy and privatization, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of the welfare state in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of sociology, politics, economics, social work respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General