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Oral history interview with Herman Somers, 1968

Creator: Somers, Herman Miles, 1911-1991
Project: Social security project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 199 pages Sound recording: 3 reels
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Economist.

Scope and Contents

Experiences in Wisconsin with unemployment insurance and public welfare; detailed discussion of Madison group and their outlook: academic involvement in public affairs, economics as an instrument for action, health, old age, and unemployment insurance; establishment of social security; Medicare debate; Task Force on Health and Social Security, 1961; White House Conference on the Aged.

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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980.

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