Unemployment and increasing productivity
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Published in [Philadelphia ? .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Unemployed -- United States.,
  • Industries -- United States.,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945.,
  • United States -- Social conditions.

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Statementby David Weintraub, assisted by Harold L. Posner. Prepared for the National Resources Committee. Report on technological trends and their social implications. National Research Project on Reemployment Opportunities and Recent changes in Industrial Techniques. David Weintraub, Director. Irving Kaplan, Associate Director.
SeriesNational Research Project on Reemployment Opportunities and Recent Changes in Industrial Techniques. Report no. G-1
ContributionsPosner, Harold Leonard, 1911-
LC ClassificationsHD5724 .W36 1937
The Physical Object
Pagination75 numb. leaves.
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6359164M
LC Control Number37026331

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