chapter  4
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T HE first impression gained from counting the number of job-changes made by the two samples in the post-war years is one of stability. During a period of general industrial upheaval following the switch from war to peace production, a period, moreover, of full employment, the number of job-changes made averaged no more than just over one per worker. About half the workers had made no change at all, either remaining in the undertaking in which they were employed during the war, or staying in the job to which they went on leaving the Armed Forces or Civil Defence, and only 3 per cent had made six or more changes.