Wage structures and family economies in the Catalan textile industry in an age of nascent capitalism

Welcome to the UPF Digital Repository

Continuity and Change, august, 2004
To cite or link this document: http://hdl.handle.net/10230/599
dc.contributor.author Camps, Enriqueta
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2003-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Continuity and Change, august, 2004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/599
dc.description.abstract This paper deals with changes in managerial practices in Catalonia in an age of nascent capitalism (1830-1925) and adaptive family strategies in order to face the absence of state welfare. During the 19 t h Century and in the absence of recorded labor contracts, human resources of the firm were organized by means of implicit contracts and informal labor markets. With the advent of scientific organization of labor, wage per hour worked began to be recorded. This is why in the 1920s the perfect competition model applies to our case. On the other hand, in the same period, and in the absence of state welfare, ideas stemming from cooperative game theory apply to the pattern of household income formation. Kin related networks were used to improve the living standards of the household. In this particular direction we also show that there was a demonstration effect by means of which migrant?s living standards were higher than those of natives.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 700
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.title Wage structures and family economies in the Catalan textile industry in an age of nascent capitalism
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2016-06-04T02:50:42Z
dc.subject.keyword Economic and Business History
dc.subject.keyword labour market
dc.subject.keyword contracts
dc.subject.keyword family strategies
dc.subject.keyword state welfare
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

See full text
This document is licensed under a Creative Commons license:


Advanced Search


My Account