Marwick argues that economic development in Scotland was severely delayed until the 18th Century unlike neighbouring countries. Originally published in 1936, this study aims to explore key features of economic development in Victorian Scotland to promote more understanding of this issue. Issues discussed include ownership of land and capital, administration and finances of industry, organisation of trade and marketing, labour and recruitment, trade unions, housing and other aspects which impact on the standard of life. This title will be of interest to students of Economics and Industrial History.
Table of Contents
Preface; Foreword; Introduction; Scotland at the Commencement of the Victorian Age; Part One: Landownership; 1. Mineral Values 2. Site Values; Part Two: Organization of Industry; 1. Ownership and Control: Patents 2. Financial Aspects 3. Internal Administration 4. Commercial Development 5. Combinations of Capital 6. Survey of Development: Fluctuations of Trade; Part Three: Life and Labour; 1. Labour Supply 2. Employment of Children 3. Apprenticeship 4. Wages 5. Hours of Labour 6. Social Provision; Part Four: Social Organizations and Movements; 1. Trade Unionism 2. Trades Councils 3. Benefit Societies 4. Housing Reform; Scotland at the End of the Nineteenth Century; References; Bibliography; Index