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The wages of women in England, 1260-1850

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This paper presents a wage series for unskilled English women workers from 1260 to 1850 and compares it with existing evidence for men. Our series cast light on long run trends in women's agency and wellbeing, revealing an intractable, indeed widening gap between women and men's remuneration in the centuries following the Black Death. This informs several debates: first whether or not "the golden age of the English peasantry" included women; and second whether or not industrialization provi...

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University of Oxford Publisher's website
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2014-03-10
Pubs id:
631222
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pubs:631222
Paper number:
127

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