While parliamentarians and economists of all schools have been endeavoring, with rather less success than more, to combat the world-wide ravages of unemployment, it would seem that they have somewhat neglected one aspect of the problem—less immediate, but perhaps the gravest—the effects of unemployment on the rising generation. In order to fill the gap the Save the Children International Union (Geneva) undertook during the past winter an inquiry confined to certain countries. It has just published its first findings in the pamphlet being reviewed.
The countries considered in this first part are Belgium, Germany, the United States and Switzerland. It is not a question of statistics but, rather, of a presentation of facts from the human and the humane points of view, and certainly it makes disquieting reading, since it shows clearly the fact that, apart from the physical detriment caused to children by the malnutrition following the reduction