Labourers at the Oakes: Changes in the Demand for Female Day-Labourers at a Farm near Sheffield during the Agricultural Revolution

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Abstract

The wage book of a Derbyshire farm, which includes payments to laborers for 1772 to 1775 and 1831 to 1845, allows me to examine the employment patterns of male and female day-laborers at this farm before and after important innovations in agriculture. I find a fall in relative female employment which appears to be due to a fall in demand. Male employment shifted to the spring, but female employment maintained the same seasonal pattern. These seasonal and sexual shifts in the demand for labor probably resulted from the changes in animal husbandry that followed enclosure.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Joyce Burnette
Externa organisationer
  • Wabash College
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)41-67
Antal sidor27
TidskriftJournal of Economic History
Volym59
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 1999
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa