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The Quest for Security and Welfare in New Zealand 1938–1956

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dc.contributor.author Holmes, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-19T03:56:32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-05T02:43:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-19T03:56:32Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-05T02:43:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2004
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/18748
dc.description.abstract This paper, largely written in the mid-1950s, appraises the implications of the policies followed by the first Labour Government from 1935 to 1949 and the National Government that succeeded it between 1949 and 1957. They were fortunate that, through most of the period, favourable market conditions prevailed, especially in Britain, for New Zealand’s major pastoral exports. This provided a good basis for the expansion of the volume of goods and services available for a rapidly growing population. The emphasis of policy was on full employment, – it was an era of considerable shortage of labour – on redistribution through monetary benefits, free education and health services and state housing, and on a regulated stabilisation policy aiming at “fair shares” among producers. The paper discusses the implementation of these policies and their effects on the rate and pattern of growth and on the capacity of the New Zealand economy to develop in the less favourable external environment that was emerging. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Institute of Policy Studies Policy Papers en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.subject welfare en_NZ
dc.subject 1938–1956 en_NZ
dc.subject policy en_NZ
dc.title The Quest for Security and Welfare in New Zealand 1938–1956 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Institute of Policy Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 160505 Economic Development Policy en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 440799 Policy and administration not elsewhere classified en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder http://igps.victoria.ac.nz en_NZ

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