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hal.structure.identifierInstitut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales [IRISSO]
dc.contributor.authorLagneau-Ymonet, Paul
hal.structure.identifierInstitut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences Sociales [IRISSO]
dc.contributor.authorReynaud, Bénédicte
HAL ID: 741020
ORCID: 0000-0003-2981-430X
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-12T09:05:48Z
dc.date.available2021-01-12T09:05:48Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0309-166X
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/21464
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSeverance Payen
dc.subjectPlant Closingsen
dc.subject.ddc306.3en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ.J6.J65en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ.J6.J60en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ.J0.J01en
dc.titleThe making of a category of economic understanding in Great Britain (1880–1931): ‘the unemployed’en
dc.typeArticle accepté pour publication ou publié
dc.description.abstractenEvidence-based policy relies on measurement to trigger actions and to manage and evaluate programmes. Yet measurement requires classification: the making of categories of understanding that approximate or represent collective phenomena. In 1931, two decades after implementing the first compulsory unemployment benefits in 1911, the British Government began to carry out a census of out-of-work individuals. Why such an inversion, at odds with the exercise of rational-legal authority, and unlike to its French or German counterparts? To solve this puzzle, we document the making of ‘the unemployed’ as a category of scientific analysis and of public policy in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Our circumscribed contribution to the history of economic thought and methodology informs today’s controversies on the future of work, the weakening of wage labour through the rise in the number of part-time contracts and self-employed workers, as well as the rivalry between the welfare state and private charities with regard to providing impoverished people with some kind of relief.en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlnameCambridge Journal of Economics
dc.relation.isversionofjnlvol44en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlissue6en
dc.relation.isversionofjnldate2020
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpages1181-1196en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi10.1093/cje/beaa018en
dc.relation.isversionofjnlpublisherOxford University Pressen
dc.subject.ddclabelSociologie économiqueen
dc.relation.forthcomingnonen
dc.relation.forthcomingprintnonen
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dc.description.audienceInternationalen
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.relation.Isversionofjnlpeerreviewedouien
dc.date.updated2020-12-17T15:18:28Z
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