Unemployment: Policy Responses of Western Democracies


Richardson and Henning have collected contributions that explore the measures taken by the UK, USA, France, West Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Ireland to solve the problem of unemployment. Common approaches as well as divergent approaches are examined in the light of international similarities and differences. The problem of unemployment is examined from a political perspective (how elections can be won or lost over the unemployment question), from an economic perspective (how governments weigh unemployment against other economic objectives), and from a social perspective (the effect unemployment has on ordinary people). The result is a most thorough exploration of unemployment and the relative effectiveness of different governments' policy in tackling it.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Roger Henning
  • Jeremy Richardson
  • Jeremy Moon
  • Roy Gregory
  • Janet Wegner Johnston
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1984


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