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Bruno Lasker

Co-author and collaborator with Seebohm Rowntree. They were joint authors of the influential book Unemployment (1911). Born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1880, Bruno Lasker resided in England 1901-1914, before emigrating to the United States in 1914. In England he was employed in the social reform movement, and was closely associated with Seebohm Rowntree and David Lloyd George.

In the U.S., Lasker was active in New York City social work at the Henry Street Settlement and on various committees appointed by the Mayor. He was associate editor of the Survey Magazine, 1917-1923, and was associated with The Inquiry of World War I and the Institute of Pacific Relations. He travelled extensively for the Institute in the Far East, studying social, economic, educational, and cultural conditions and relations with the West. He died in 1951.

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