Social Aspects of Industry: A Survey of Labor Problems and Causes of Industrial Unrest

By S. Howard Patterson | Go to book overview
of time. Wage rates represent hourly or daily wages, but actual earnings represent the total wages received over a longer period of time, such as a month or a year.The course of real wages during the past century is uncertain, but the consensus of opinion is that the long run trend has been upward in spite of minor and temporary fluctuations. Great gains were made in the period of falling prices in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. On the other hand, it must be remembered that falling prices are frequently accompanied by business depressions. Hence, this generation of increasing real wages was also characterized by periods of unemployment and temporary recessions in actual earnings.Just before the close of the past century the general price level began to move upward. Prices rose gradually during the next two decades. This period was one of retrogression in the movement of real wages. For most groups it was one of absolute as well as relative losses.The period of the World War and the two following years was one of inflation and rapidly rising prices, following which prices fell precipitously in 1920. Although numerous groups of organized wage earners made considerable gains from 1914 to 1920, others experienced losses. The salaried groups suffered greatly during the period of inflation, but recovered somewhat in 1921 and the following years.The post-war decade has been one of greatly increased industrial production. Although the agriculturalists have suffered somewhat, most service incomes have increased. Remarkable gains in the real wages of workers in industry have been scored in these recent years.
Collateral Reading
BLOOMFIELD D., "Problems of Labor", pp. 77-111.
BLUM S., "Labor Economics", chap. 18.
BOVCKE O. F., "Principles of Economics", vol. 2, chap. 6.
BYE R. T., "Principles of Economics", chap. 20.
CARVER T. N., "The Distribution of Wealth", chap. 4.
CATLIN W. B., "The Labor Problem", chap. 6.
CLAY H., "Economics for the General Reader", chaps. 16 and 17.
ESTEY J. A., "The Labor Problem", chap. 7.
FAIRCHILD F. R., FURNISS E. S., and BUCK N. S., "Elementary Economics", vol. 2, chaps. 38 and 39.
FURNISS E. S., "Labor Problems", chap. 4.
MARSHALL L. C., WRIGHT C. W., and FIELD J. A., "Materials for the Study of Elementary Economics", chap. 15.
RUFFNER L. A., "Principles of Economics", chaps. 19 and 20.
SEAGER H. R., "Principles of Economics", chap. 15.
SELIGMAN E. R. A., "Principles of Economic", chap. 26.
SHEARMAN H. D., "A Practical Economics", chaps. 16 and 17.
TURNER F. W., "Introduction to Economics", chap. 20.
TAUSSIG F. W., "Principles of Economics", vol. 2, chap. 52.
WATKINS G. S., "Introduction to a Study of Labor Problems", chap. 6.

-161-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Social Aspects of Industry: A Survey of Labor Problems and Causes of Industrial Unrest
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 539

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.