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Work and pay in 20th century Britain

Nicholas Crafts, Ian Gazeley og Andrew Newell

Oxford University Press 2007, 375 s. ISBN 9780199212668
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* Provides an overview and introduction to the major topics in 20th century British labour market history
* Includes contributions from first class economists and historians
* Covers a wide range of topics, including living standards, gender issues, industrial relations, education and the welfare state

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 who need 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 work patterns 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.

Readership: Historians, academic economists, and students taking courses on industrial relations, labour history, and economic history.

Authors, editors, and contributors

Edited by Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economic History, University of Warwick,
Ian Gazeley, Senior Lecturer in Economic History, University of Sussex, and
Andrew Newell, Head of the Department of Economics and Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex