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 123 - 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 18 - 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 versa
Page 47 - years ago, and their house accommodation (in Leinster and Munster 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 122 - 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 122 - 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 122 - 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 66 - 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 122 - that money wages in the nineties were 10 per cent, above those of the eighties, and 30 per cent, above those of the sixties.
Page 46 - Wages are higher, and what is probably of more importance, employment is more constant, owing to the great emigration which has taken place among
Page 118 - It is not possible here to do more than allude to the

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