1st Edition

The Unemployment Services A Report Prepared for the Fabian Society

By Julian LeGrand Copyright 1940
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



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