Experiencing Wages: Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage Forms in Europe since 1500

Experiencing Wages: Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage Forms in Europe since 1500

by Peter Scholliers
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571815460
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
International Studies in Social History
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Scholliers works at the Center for Contemporary Social History, Free University Brussels, and Leonard Schwarz at the Department of Modern History, University of Birmingham.

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