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Post-war unemployment

An unemployment benefit office at Middlesbrough.
An unemployment benefit office at Middlesbrough.
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The creation of the Welfare State led to massive changes in the way unemployment benefits were managed. Alleviating financial distress caused by unemployment became part of the 'cradle to the grave' welfare system.

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Further reading

  • Land, A., Lowe, R. &Whiteside, N., The Development of the Welfare State 1939-1951: A Guide to Document in the Public Record Office (London: HMSO, 1992)
  • Bridgen & Lowe, R., Welfare Policy under the Conservatives 1951-1964: A Guide to Documents in the Public Record Office (Kew: Public Record Office, 1998)
  • Glennerster, H., British Social Policy 1945 to the Present (Oxford, Blackwell, 2007)