A Survey of the Pay Structure by Occupation

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print April 1979 | ISBN: 9780198851202
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596780 | DOI:
 A Survey of the Pay Structure by Occupation

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This chapter surveys occupational pay structure in various types of economy, and together with the next chapter (which surveys the changes that have come about in pay structure in the course of time), brings out the interconnection between pay structure and social structure that is formed by status and class. The different sections of this chapter are: Grouping by occupation; The comparability of figures of pay by occupation; A conspectus of the pay structure by occupation in Western countries; The pay structure by occupation in the Soviet‐type economies; Material and moral incentives in China and Cuba; Egalitarianism in Israel; Yugoslavia: a special case; and The relative pay of particular occupations. The last section reviews and discusses the material presented, drawing out seven main points.

Keywords: China; class; comparability; Cuba; egalitarianism; Israel; moral incentives; occupation; pay; pay structure; relative pay; social hierarchy; social structure; Soviet‐type economies; status; surveys; Western countries; Yugoslavia

Chapter.  18834 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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