Barton, C.A., Cutler, R., Hodgson, D.L. and Rowles, Kevin (1986) The Impact of Unemployment: A Local Study. International Journal of Manpower, 7 (5). pp. 28-39. ISSN 0143-7720

The period 1945 to 1970 was marked by the successful pursuit of full employment policies, due for the most part to the implementation of Keynesian demand-management policies. This situation could be viewed as a reaction to the experience of the inter-war years when unemployment remained persistently in excess of ten per cent.