Modern Britain: An Economic and Social History

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List of tables
2.1 British trade cycles, 1918-38 18
2.2 British growth rates, 1760-1973 19
2.3 Growth rates of real output per worker employed, 1873-1951 20
2.4 Real GDP per hour worked: comparisons with the UK in selected years 20
2.5 Growth rates of net output, inputs and total factor productivity, 1856-1973 22
2.6 Growth of output, inputs and TFP: manufacturing, 1873-1973 23
2.7 Population age groups and dependency ratios, 1913 and 1939 27
2.8 Minimum needs 1936 33
2.9 Poverty, wages and benefits in the 1930s 33
2.10 Proportion of working-class population in primary poverty due to various causes 34
3.1 Population of Great Britain and Ireland, 1901-51 36
3.2 Population increase in Great Britain, 1921-41 37
3.3 Female participation, 1901-51 45
4.1 Growth of output, 1920-38 54
4.2 Employment by industry, 1920-38 54
4.3 Rate of growth of output and productivity in British industry, 1920-38 58
4.4 Index of industrial production, 1913-37 59
4.5 Total employment in British manufacturing, 1920-38 60
4.6 Main British exports, 1913-38 61
4.7 Rates of change of output, employment and productivity in UK manufacturing, 1924-37 68
4.8 Annual growth rates in manufacturing, Britain, 1920-38 68
4.9 Index of US and German relative output per operative in manufacturing 69

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures vi
  • List of Tables vii
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Part I - Interwar Britain 13
  • Chapter 2 - Growth and Living Standards 15
  • Chapter 3 - Society and Politics 36
  • Chapter 4 - Industrial Development 53
  • Chapter 5 - Unemployment and the Labour Market 85
  • Chapter 6 - Britain and the International Economy 111
  • Chapter 7 - Economic Policy 125
  • Chapter 8 - Britain at War 142
  • Part II - Postwar Britain 167
  • Chapter 9 - Social and Political Development 169
  • Chapter 10 - Growth and Welfare 188
  • Chapter 11 - Britain in the World Economy 216
  • Chapter 12 - Industrial Development 241
  • Chapter 13 - The Labour Market 277
  • Chapter 14 - Economic Policy 304
  • Bibliography 328
  • Index 361
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