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Title Experiencing wages : social and cultural aspects of wage forms in Europe since 1500 / edited by Peter Scholliers and Leonard Schwarz
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2003


Description 1 online resource (viii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Series International studies in social history ; volume 4
International studies in social history ; v. 4
Contents The wage in Europe since the sixteenth century / Peter Scholliers and Leonard Schwarz -- Institutional and cultural change in wage formation: port labour in Antwerp (sixteenth -- eighteenth centuries) / Harald Deceulaer -- When labour hires capital: evidence from Lancashire, 1870-1914 / Michael Huberman -- Giving notice: the legitimate way of quitting and firing (Ghent, 1877-1896) / Patricia Van den Eeckhout -- Wage forms, wage systems and wage conflicts in German crafts during the eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries / Reinhold Reith -- Wage forms, pay systems and labour control in nineteenth-century agriculture. Evidence from the Dutch province of Groningen / Henny Gooren and Hans Heger -- Cash, wages and the economy of makeshifts in England, 1650-1800 / Craig Muldrew and Stephen King -- Gendered wage systems and industrialisation in Finland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Sakari Heikkinen -- Engendering the experience of wages: the evolution of the piecework system at the Spanish Tobacco Monopoly, 1800-1930s / Lina Gálvez-Muñoz -- Age, gender and the wage in Britain, 1830-1930 / Paul Johnson -- At what cost was pre-eminence purchased? child labour and the first industrial revolution / Jane Humphries
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Wage payment systems -- Europe -- History
Wages -- Europe -- History
Compensation management -- Europe -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Compensation management.
Wage payment systems.
Sociale aspecten.
Culturele aspecten.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Scholliers, Peter, editor
Schwarz, L. D., editor
ISBN 9780857456847