|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers|
|Peer Review Status:||Unrefereed|
|Title:||Industrial composition, methods of compensation, and real earnings in the Great Depression|
|Author(s):||Hart, Robert A|
Roberts, J Elizabeth
|Citation:||Hart RA & Roberts JE (2013) Industrial composition, methods of compensation, and real earnings in the Great Depression. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2013-03.|
the Great Depression
|Series/Report no.:||Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2013-03|
|Abstract:||In an extension of an earlier paper (Hart and Roberts, 2012), we investigate the pay and working time of blue-collar timeworkers and pieceworkers during the Great Depression within British engineering firms. We compare and contrast southern/midland engineering districts of Britain with northern districts. The south/midlands region was dominated by piece-rated workers and by modern sections of the industry, such as vehicle and aircraft manufacture. Time-rated work predominated in northern districts where older sections – for example, marine and textile engineering – were clustered. These contrasting industrial compositions and associated payment methods offer further insights into manufacturing real earnings responses to the Great Depression.|
|Type:||Working or Discussion Paper|
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