TITLE

Unemployment in Norwich during the Nineteen-Thirties

AUTHOR(S)
Cunningham, Paul
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Fall91, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the doctorate theses, Unemployment in Norwich During the Nineteen-Thirties. During the 1930s, unemployment in Norwich, England did not reach the levels associated with the distressed areas. However, the rate of unemployment in Norwich did remain higher than the average for the southeast region of Britain throughout the decade, particularly during 1935 to 1939. The number of unemployed in Norwich also remained consistently higher than in the previous decade. An analysis of the occupational composition of the unemployed and a comparison with a sample of similar cities reveal that the employment problems of the footwear industry and a failure to attract the expanding industries combined to deny Norwich a full participation in the recovery of the latter half of the 1930s. The problem was compounded by the inadequate regional transport infrastructure and the depressed nature of agriculture in East Anglia.
ACCESSION #
5837632

 

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