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CLIP 3519

The economic slump of the 1930s

The economic slump of the 1930s

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Key Info
  • The economic slump of the 1930s
  • Duration: 03:19
  • The economic slump of the 1930s and the need for welfare payments put pressure on the government. By 1932, 22 percent of the population was out of work and the government could not afford the dole payments; means testing was introduced as a result. This clip includes extracts from George Orwell's essays and concludes with the effects on the economy of the Second World War and the introduction of the Welfare state.
  • Credits: British Movietone, British Pathe, COI/BFI National Archive, Getty Images, Imperial War Museum
  • Subject:



    Industrial Development in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: depression, slump, Beveridge, Orwell, 1930s, means testing, welfare state, dole payments
Ideas for use in class
  • Use to introduce concept of depression and the economic impacts of the second world war.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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