Unemployment Act 1934
The Unemployment Act 1934 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, reaching statue on 28 June 1934. It reduced the age at which a person entered the National Insurance scheme to 14 and made the claiming age 16 years. It also separated benefits earned by paying National Insurance and those purely based on need (the dole). To do this, it established two bodies: the Unemployment Insurance Statutory Committee to deal with unemployment benefits earned by payment of National Insurance when in work, and the Unemployment Assistance Board to provide means-tested payments for those not entitled to such benefits.
- UK National Archives Cabinet Papers 1930s
- International Journal of Epidemiology (2003) 32:500-502 Commentary: The context and outcome of nutrition campaigning in 1934