Between the Devil of Cheap Labour Competition and the Deep Sea of Family Poverty?' Sweated Labour in Time and Place, 1840—1914
- Delegated Risk in English Agriculture, 1750—1850: the Labour Market. Stead, David R. // Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Aug2006, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p123
In this article, the practice of English farmers passing some of the income risks to which they were exposed onto their workforce is examined. Fluctuations in the farmer's total annual labour expenditure are estimated to have been sizeable. A crude proxy indicator confirms historians' general...
- Comparable worth in the job market: estimating its effects. Killingsworth, Mark R. // Monthly Labor Review;Jul85, Vol. 108 Issue 7, p39
Examines the effects of comparable worth on the labor market. Efforts to raise the cost of employing low-wage, female labor; Reduction of female-male wage gap; Impact of comparable worth of wage rates.
- Gender wage differentials, job search, and part-time employment in the UK. Bowlus, Audra J.; Grogan, Louise // Oxford Economic Papers;Apr2009, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p275
Gender wage differentials in the UK are examined using a general equilibrium search model. This framework permits an assessment of male-female differences in labour market behaviour on gender wage differentials. The model captures worker decisions leading to transitions between labour market...
- The Marriage Earnings Premium as a Distributed Fixed Effect. Dougherty, Christopher // Journal of Human Resources;Spring2006, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p433
Wage equations using cross-sectional data typically find an earnings premium in excess of 10 percent for married men. One leading hypothesis for the premium is that marriage facilitates specialization that enables married men to become more productive than single men. Another is that the...
- Gender Pay Gap, Productivity Gap and Discrimination in Canadian Clothing Manufacturing in 1870. McDevitt, Catherine L.; Irwin, James R.; Inwood, Kris // Eastern Economic Journal;Winter2009, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p24
Women's earnings were less than men's in Canadian clothing factories in 1870. Orthodox neoclassical theory would explain that gender pay gap as a reflection of a gender productivity gap. Using classical hypothesis testing we reject that view, based on a large cross-section of 1870 census data....
- Arbeitsmarktpolitischer Wandel in Deutschland seit 1991 und das Working Poor-Problem: Einsteiger als Verlierer des Reformprozesses? Gießelmann, Marco // Zeitschrift fÃ¼r Soziologie;jun2009, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p215
Since the early 1990s, Germany has implemented social and labor market policies directly or indirectly aimed at the expansion of the low-wage sector. Nevertheless, many studies about the working poor have not revealed a serious change in the material living conditions of the employed. This can...
- Failing Unconventionally--Or Not at All? // AiCIO;Feb2012, p14
From aiCIO Magazine's February Issue: Risk parity, although gaining prominence in the United States, is a different beast across the Atlantic.
- Who are the one per cent? George, Alison // New Scientist;7/28/2012, Vol. 215 Issue 2875, p37
This article discusses the evolution of the widening disparity between the top one per cent of monetary earners and the remaining 99 per cent of society as brought to light by the Occupy protest movements in the 21st century. Topics include changes in the profession types of extremely wealthy...
- The Inflow of Foreign Cheap Products and Local Manufacturing in the Philippines: Case of the Footwear Manufacturing Industry. Shingo, Fukuda // Tonan Ajia Kenkyu;Jul2012, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p72
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