Manual work and pay, 1900-1970

Gazeley, Ian (2007) Manual work and pay, 1900-1970. In: Crafts, Nicholas, Gazeley, Ian and Newell, Andrew (eds.) Work and pay in 20th century Britain. Oxford University Press, pp. 55-79. ISBN 9780199212668

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Abstract

This chapter examines changes in the nature of waged work and pay in the first seventy years of the 20th century. At the beginning of the century, the vast majority of adult men and only one in three adult women worked. By 1970, nearly half of all adult women were in paid employment and the proportion of economically inactive adult men had increased to about one in ten. Female employment remained concentrated in very few industrial sectors during the first half of the century.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
Depositing User: Ian Gazeley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:10
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 13:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24453
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