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Experiencing Wages : Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage Forms in Europe Since 1500 - Peter Scholliers

Experiencing Wages

Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage Forms in Europe Since 1500

By: Peter Scholliers (Editor), Leonard Schwarz (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781571815477
Number Of Pages: 292

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"This is a volume that is to be welcomed both for providing new and intersint findings, that suggest new answers to old questions, and for opening new and exciting avenues for future research." * Ecnomic History Review When discussing wages, historians have traditionally concentrated on the level of wages, much less on how people were paid for their work. Important aspects were thus ignored such as how frequently were wages actually paid, how much of the wage was paid in non-monetary form - whether as traditional perquisites or community relief - especially when there was often insufficient coinage available to pay wages. Covering a wide geographical area, ranging from Spain to Finland, and time span, ranging from the sixteenth century to the 1930s, this volume offers fresh perspectives on key areas in social and economic history such as the relationship between customs, moral economy, wages and the market, changing pay and wage forms and the relationship between age, gender and wages. Peter Scholliers works at the Center for Contemporary Social History, Free University Brussels, and Leonard Schwarz at the Department of Modern History, University of Birmingham.

"This is a volume that is to be welcomed both for providing new and intersint findings, that suggest new answers to old questions, and for opening new and exciting avenues for future research." - Economic History Review

Introduction: 1. The wage in Europe since the sixteenth century, Peter Scholliers and Leonard Schwarz Custom, Wages and the Market 2. Institutional and cultural change in wage formation: port labour in Antwerp (sixteenth - eighteenth centuries), Harald Deceulaer 3. When labour hires capital: evidence from Lancashire, 1870-1914, Michael Huberman 4. Giving notice: the legitimate way of quitting and firing (Ghent, 1877 - 1896), Patricia Van den Eeckhout Changing Pay Systems and Wage Forms 5. Wage forms, wage systems and wage conflicts in German crafts during the eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries, Reinhold Reith 6. Wage forms, pay systems and labour control in nineteenth-century agriculture. Evidence from the Dutch province of Groningen, Henny Gooren and Hans Heger 7. Cash, wages and the economy of makeshifts in England, 1650-1800, Craig Muldrew and Stephen King Age, Gender and Wages 8. Gendered wage systems and industrialisation in Finland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Sakari Heikkinen 9. Engendering the experience of wages: the evolution of the piecework system at the Spanish Tobacco Monopoly, 1800 - 1930s, Lina Galvez-Munoz 10. Age, gender and the wage in Britain, 1830 - 1930, Paul Johnson 11. At what cost was pre-eminence purchased? Child labour and the first industrial revolution, Jane Humphries

ISBN: 9781571815477
ISBN-10: 1571815473
Series: International Studies in Social History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4