Women, Work and Wages in England, 1600-1850

Women, Work and Wages in England, 1600-1850

Edited by Penelope Lane, Neil Raven, K.D.M. Snell

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Women's employment was significant both for its contribution to industrialisation and to family economies; its range and the rewards are explored.
Women's work is recognised as fundamental to the industrialization of Britain in many fields. How it was rewarded is the subject of these studies, ranging over time, region, and occupation. Topics discussed here include children under the parish apprenticeship system, women's work for poor law authorities and how it was taken into account by welfare systems, the changing nature of women's work, remuneration and technology in British agriculture, questions of customary norms governing pay, female employment in many hitherto neglected urban industries, and women and the East India Company. The issues of gendered wages and customary earnings, family economies, regional and rural-urban contrasts, the impact of technological change, and the links between female work and formal welfare systems, are raised throughout. Contributors STEVE HINDLE, JANE HUMPHRIES, STEVEN KING, PENELOPE LANE, NEIL RAVEN, MICHAEL ROBERTS, PAMELA SHARPE, K.D.M. SNELL, NICOLA VERDON, SAMANTHA WILLIAMS.

Details

October 2004
252 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843830771
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JD, 4P
BISAC BUS030000
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Reviews

An excellent volume that makes a timely appearance at a point when the field of women's work and wages is (yet again) changing its shape and a book that points the way forward. RURAL HISTORYThe articles collected in this volume offer high-quality original research that deserves attention from scholars in the field, and that students will find readable and informative. EH.NET
Significantly advance(s) our understanding of the nature and meaning of women's wages. JOURNAL OF BRITISH HISTORY (US)
A valuable collection of papers that will prove to be of particular interest to historians of poverty and poor relief, and women in agriculture. LOCAL POPULATION STUDIES