The Technological Unemployment and Structural Unemployment Debates

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 208 páginas


The two historical debates studied here are concerned with the impact of technological change on unemployment and on the economy generally. The topic is of enduring interest among both economists and the public at large. The history of these 20th century debates has not previously been studied in detail, and the book provides valuable insight into the evolution of the understanding of a fundamental issue in the economy. By providing insight into idea evolution and economic methodology, the book is a valuable description of the ways in which economists work and react to each other.

 

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The Machinery and Unemployment Debates
13
Origin of the Technological Unemployment Debates
19
Theoretical Disputes in the Technological Unemployment Debates
31
Empirical Contributions in the Early 1930s
43
Empirical Debates in the Mid to Late 1930s
55
Resolution and Interpretation of the Technological Unemployment Debates
65
Origin of the Structural Unemployment Debates
73
Evolution of the Structural Unemployment Debates
89
Peak Years of the Structural Unemployment Debates
107
Resolution and Interpretation of the Structural Unemployment Debates
123
Conclusion
139
Notes
143
Selected Bibliography
179
Index
195
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GREGORY R. WOIROL is Professor of Economics and holder of the Richard and Billie Deihl Distinguished Chair at Whittier College. Dr. Woirol has published numerous books and journal articles dealing with subjects in economics.

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