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TitleUnemployment and labour exchanges
Extent61 files
DescriptionFiles relating to unemployment and labour exchanges.
These are arranged in four sections -

Papers relating to Beveridge's early social work and research, including:
Working notes and statistics by Beveridge on various social matters including food prices, poverty, trade union law and unemployment.
Papers on unemployment insurance and labour exchanges in Germany, including regarding his visit to the country in 1907.
Papers regarding early editions of Beveridge's book, "Unemployment: a problem of industry", originally published in 1909.
There are also papers relating to the following organisations:
- Central (Unemployed) Body for London (including summaries of working colony schemes).
- Committee on the Unemployed of residents from Toynbee Hall, Balliol House and Wadham House (minute book, 1903-4).
- Hadleigh working colony
- London Unemployed Fund
- Mansion House Unemployed Committee
- the Morning Post (Beveridge wrote articles for the newspaper, 1905-08 - see Beveridge/12/2).

Papers regarding the revision of Beveridge's book, "Unemployment: a problem of industry" (the revised edition was published in 1930). The papers include:
Correspondence about the new edition.
Pamphlets and other sources used in the revision.
Transcripts of lectures "on the problems of industry", given by Beveridge at LSE, 1921.
Working notes, statistics and some drafts.
Reviews of the new edition.

Papers regarding labour exchanges.

Papers mainly regarding unemployment insurance and other issues regarding unemployment, such as casual labour. Includes official memoranda and reports, including from the Board of Trade and Ministry of Labour.
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