Work And Pay In 20th Century Britain

Paperback | February 11, 2007

EditorNicholas Crafts, Ian Gazeley, Andrew Newell

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From assembly line to call centre, this volume charts the immense transformation of work and pay across the 20th century and provides the first labour focused history of Britain. Written by leading British historians and economists, each chapter stands as a self-contained reading for those whoneed an overview of the topic, as well as an introduction to and analysis of the controversies among scholars for readers entering or refreshing deeper study. The 20th century was a period of unrivalled change in the British labour market. Technology, social movements, and political action all contributed to an increased standard of living, while also revolutionizing what workers do and how they do it. Covering a range of topics from lifetime workpatterns and education to unemployment and the welfare state, this book provides a practical introduction to the evolution of work and pay in 20th century Britain.

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From assembly line to call centre, this volume charts the immense transformation of work and pay across the 20th century and provides the first labour focused history of Britain. Written by leading British historians and economists, each chapter stands as a self-contained reading for those whoneed an overview of the topic, as well as a...

Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economic History at the University of Warwick, is one of the leading international experts on productivity and the causes of economic growth, and especially the role of new technologies. This expertise about technologies of the past has made him one of the most interesting thinkers on the new technologies...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:February 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Ian Gazeley and Andrew Newell: Introduction1. Nicholas Crafts: Living standards2. Andrew Newell: Structural change3. Ian Gazeley: Manual Work and Pay, 1900-19704. Florence Kondylis and Jonathan Wadsworth: Wages and wage inequality 1970-20005. Paul Johnson and Asghar Zaidi: Work over the life course6. Sara Horrell: The household and the labour market7. Sara Connolly and Mary Gregory: Women and work 1970-20008. Pat Thane: The 'Welfare State' and the labour market9. Christopher Wrigley: Industrial relations10. Ian Gazeley and Andrew Newell: Unemployment11. Michael Sanderson: Education and the labour market12. Stephen Broadberry and Mary O'Mahony: Britain's twentieth century productivity performance in international perspective13. Dudley Baines: Immigration and the labour market