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Modern Britain : an economic and social history

Author: Sean Glynn; Alan Booth
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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This volume focuses on two major periods of British history: the interwar period and postwar Britain. The authors compare and contrast developments in growth, welfare, industry, labor, social policy, and the economy during these two distinct periods. The book provides an end-of-century review of both progress and decline, while outlining the background essential to understand current polemics and areas of major  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Glynn; Alan Booth
ISBN: 0415104726 9780415104722 0415104734 9780415104739
OCLC Number: 32273908
Description: ix, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part One: Interwar Britain ; Growth and living standards --
Society and politics --
Industrial development ; Unemployment and the labour market --
Britain and the international economy --
Economic policy --
Britain at war --
Part Two: Postwar Britain ; Social and political development --
Growth and welfare --
Britain in the world economy --
Industrial development --
The labor market --
Economic policy.
Responsibility: Sean Glynn and Alan Booth.
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