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


  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107419001

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  • Sir Arthur Lyon Bowley (1869–1957) was a British economist and statistician. In this book, which was first published in 1900, Bowley provides a statistically based examination of British wages during the nineteenth century. Originating in notes prepared for the Newmarch Lectures at University College London in 1898, the text constitutes an attempt 'to illustrate the various questions that arise in the study of wages, choosing those groups which afford problems of any special difficulty or interest'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British economic history and the development of statistics.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107419001
    • length: 158 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. General object and method
    2. Nature of material and chief authorities
    3. Meaning and use of 'the average wage'
    4. Agricultural wages in England
    5. Agricultural wages in Sussex. Wages contrasted with earnings
    6. Course of wages in Ireland
    7. Scotch agriculture
    8. General view of course of wages obtained by a study of two occupations
    9. General estimates of wages hitherto published
    10. Printers wages
    11. Wages of seamen
    12. Special study of wages in the building trades
    13. Coal miners' wages. Complete sequence of wages in south Scotland
    14. The textile industries: hand-loom weavers: wool
    15. Cotton
    16. The iron trades
    17. Conclusion
    Appendix I. Selected diagrams
    Appendix II. List of dates
    Appendix III. Bibliography.

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