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Excerpt from Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, Vol. 79Certain explanations of the choice and arrangement of material in this monograph are necessary.The subject of unemployment is one which ramifies into many channels. An exhaustiveMoreExcerpt from Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, Vol. 79Certain explanations of the choice and arrangement of material in this monograph are necessary.The subject of unemployment is one which ramifies into many channels. An exhaustive survey of the field being impossible, the necessity of severely limiting the study to certain lines of investigation involved the neglect of other equally important phases of the question. So far as has been possible the work has been held strictly to a study of theories as to the causes of the modern phenomena of unemployment and as to the methods by which unemployment can be prevented or relieved. Facts concerning the extent of unemployment have been touched upon only where they have a bearing upon either of these two subjects.Though the paper has been prepared primarily to present present-day theories, its scope has been slightly enlarged so as to include, on the side of theory, a brief statement of the treatment of the subject of unemployment by the classical economists, and, on the side of practical relief, as representing the working-out of certain theories, a summary of the treatment of the able-bodied poor under the English Poor Law. A brief compendium of the course of tramp and vagrancy legislation in the various states of the United States is also included. It was felt that without some such foundation the study of contemporary theories would have been too far divorced from practical relief and from previous economic thought.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.