Wages in the United Kingdom in the Nineteenth Century: Notes for the Use of Students of Social and Economic Questions

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University Press, 1900 - Wages - 148 pages
 

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Page 127 - in the century of machinery and invention; nor have we more than vague indications of the actual vicissitudes and difficulties of the working classes when the adaptation of old habits to new surroundings was taking place.
Page 20 - if a list is written down of the trades whose numbers have increased more than the average, and of those trades whose numbers have decreased, or increased less than the average, it will be found that in general the wages of the former are precisely those wages which have increased more than the average wage and vice
Page 49 - at all events) has undergone considerable improvement; and carrying with them, as they do, those plots of ground, they are enabled to keep pigs and fowls, to provide them with food during the months they can get no employment
Page 48 - Wages are higher, and what is probably of more importance, employment is more constant. owing to the great emigration which has taken place among the class of able-bodied men. Their food is cheaper than it was
Page 125 - Materials are very plentiful for the period 1830-40, chiefly because the prolonged depression of that, decade caused so large a number of writers to turn their attention to the condition of the wage-earners,
Page 126 - of miners diminished. Between 1860 and 1891 increases were very general and averaged about 35 per cent., but the increase was not uniform throughout the period, and
Page 126 - stationary, except that they have fluctuated in the mining industry, and that in the building trades their rate of increase has come up to the general
Page 68 - 46 weeks is taken for the census estimate, since it appears from the information in the reports that 6 weeks is about the average lost time.
Page 125 - did not improve their earnings by so large a percentage. The wages of seamen increased over 10 per cent. between 1840 and 1860,

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