Unemployment, Poverty and Health in Interwar South Wales

Type Book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherGwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)9780708320426, 0708320422
Publication statusPublished - 01 May 2006

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NameStudies in Welsh History
No.Book 25
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Abstract

The economic depression of the interwar period marks a fundamental turning-point in Welsh history, and in particular the history of south Wales, when decades of breakneck industrialisation, urbanisation and in-migration came to an end and were followed by a period scarred by unemployment, poverty and emigration. This study examines the human costs of unemployment and poverty through a study of the health of the population of south Wales.