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Labour Market Evolution : The Economic History of Market Integration, Wage Flexibility and the Employment Relation - George Grantham

Labour Market Evolution

The Economic History of Market Integration, Wage Flexibility and the Employment Relation

By: George Grantham (Editor), Mary MacKinnon (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415108652
Number Of Pages: 336

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"Labor Market Evolution" examines the operation and development of labor markets in Western Europe and North America since 1500 and addresses the key questions in this complicated process using new quantitative evidence. First, how closely connected were geographically distant labor markets? Second, how flexible were markets in the past--did wages change in response to demand shocks? Did workers move across space and occupations in response to cyclical or seasonal conditions. Third, were relationships between employees and employers short-term or long-term? Why did relationships change, and what were the implications for the flexibility and integration of markets? In examining these factors, this volume draws on modern labor economic theory and up-to-date quantitative techniques to show how current traditions and systems have evolved.
Contributors include: Robert Allen, University of British Columbia; George Boyer, Cornell University; David Corbett, Williams College; Jan de Vries, UC Berkeley; David Green, University of British Columbia; John James, University of Virginia; Joshua Rosenbloom, University of Kansas; William A. Sundstrom, Santa Clara University; Mark Thomas, University of Virginia; Warren Whatley, University of Michigan; and Gavin Wright, Stanford University.

Prefacep. xiii
Economic History and the History of Labour Marketsp. 1
Bridging the Gap Between Labour Economics and Economic Historyp. 27
Notesp. 38
How Did Pre-Industrial Labour Markets Function?p. 39
Notesp. 63
The Dis-Integration of Traditional Labour Markets in Francep. 64
Regional Labour Market Integration in England and Wales, 1850-1913p. 84
Real Incomes in the English-Speaking World, 1879-1913p. 107
Did Labour Flow Uphill?p. 139
The Decline in Hours of Work in Us Labour Markets, 1890-1903p. 161
Notesp. 183
Job Tenure in the Gilded Agep. 185
The Great War and the Canadian Labour Marketp. 205
Wage Woes in Weimar?p. 225
Wage Behaviour in Inter-War Britainp. 245
Race, Human Capital, and Labour Markets in American Historyp. 270
Bibliographyp. 292
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780415108652
ISBN-10: 0415108659
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 28th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1