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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Working People
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* Extract from a confidential report for the British government on unemployment published in 1910. This section deals with the effects of underemployment
(PRO ref: CAB 37/96/159)
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* PRO: CAB 37/96/159; extract from a confidential report on unemployment; 1908 *
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You need to study the source carefully before you decide whether it supports or contradicts any of the reasons in the Big Question.
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* What is the attitude of Churchill towards men who do not have work? *
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* In what ways have foremen and employers made the problem worse? *
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* How does short time working affect families? *
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* How does unemployment affect workers? *
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* Why is it difficult to find new work? *
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* Would you say this document is sympathetic towards unemployed workers, or just simply well informed about their problems? *
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