1st Edition

The Social Foundations of Wage Policy A Study of Contemporary British Wage and Salary Structure

By Barbara Wootton Copyright 1955
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1955, The Social Foundations of Wage Policy provides a comprehensive study of British wage and salary structure. It discusses themes like economists’ theory of wages; economic curiosities of British wage structure; modern methods of wage determination; wage policy in a vacuum; attitudes of trade unions and government; and a rational wage policy. This is an important historical document for scholars and researchers of economics and British political economy.

    Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Economists’ Theory of Wages 2. Some Economic Curiosities of British Wage Structure 3. Modern Methods of Wage Determination 4. Wage Policy in a Vacuum: Attitudes of Government and Trades Union Congress 5. Which Policy in a Vacuum: Attitudes of Trade Unions, Employers and Arbitrators 6. Towards a Rational Wage Policy Index


    Barbara Frances Wootton