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McCulloch, J.R. (John Ramsay), 1789-1864.
Treatise on the circumstances which determine the rate of wages and condition of the labouring classes.
New York, A.M. Kelley, bookseller, 1963
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J R McCulloch
|Notes:||On spine: The rate of wages (1854).
Reprint of the 2d ed., published in London by Routledge, 1854.
|Description:||viii, 117 pages 18 cm.|
|Contents:||INTRODUCTION-Varieties of Labour --
Wages depend on the Magnitude of the Fund or Capital appropriated to their payment compared with the number of Labourers --
Comparative Increase of Capital and Population, Epidemics, Emigration --
Natural or Necessary Rate of Wages ; different in different Countries and Periods ; depends on the Quantity and Description of the Articles required for the support of the Labourer-Influence of Fluctuations in the Rate of Wages over the Condition of the Labourers --
Disadvantage of Low Wages, and of having the Labourers habitually fed on the cheapest species of food-Advantage of High Wages --
Different Rates of Wages in different Employments-Circumstances on which these differences depend --
Law for repressing Combinations among Workmen repealed in 1824 --
Interest of the Labourers promoted, and their Condition improved, by increase facilities of Production and Exchange --
Friendly Societies, Savings Banks, Advantages of these Institutions --
Influence of Poor-Laws over the Condition of the Labourers --
|Series Title:||Reprints of economic classics.|
|Other Titles:||Rate of wages (1854)|