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Escape from the Market: Negotiating Work in Lancashire (Hardback)
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Escape from the Market: Negotiating Work in Lancashire (Hardback)

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Hardback 242 Pages / Published: 12/09/1996
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At the outset of the industrial revolution the Lancashire labour market was a model of thoroughgoing competition. Wages adjusted quickly and smoothly to changes in the demand for and supply of labour. Within two generations, however, workers and firms had retreated from the market. Instead of busting wages, firms paid fixed rates; instead of breaking ties on short notice, workers sought longer-term associations. Social norms - doing the right thing - protected and preserved the fresh labour market arrangements. This book explains the causes and effects of changes in the labour market in the context of developments in labour economics and fresh research in social and economic history.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521561518
Number of pages: 242
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm


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Review of the hardback: 'This book is a contribution to a major debate which has both historical and contemporary dimensions. ... Huberman's argument is buttressed by both economic theory and substantial amounts of evidence.' History
Review of the hardback: '... an important book and an eloquent argument to be reckoned with by all historians of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western economies'. Pat Hudson, English Historical Review

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