To Fill a Gap

In the twilight time between war's end and peacetime industry's resumption, how many men will tramp the streets looking for work? At least four or five million, says Richard Allen Lester, associate professor of economics at Duke University. In the newest study sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (Providing for Unemployed Workers in the Transition; McGraw-Hill $1.50), Economist Lester gave his formula for easing the shock of mass unemployment on the nation and its workers.

Looking at current schedules for unemployment compensation, C.E.D.'s Lester found them far from adequate, the payments too low, the maximum benefit time too short. The...

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