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The Course of Change in the Pay Structure

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print April 1979 | ISBN: 9780198851202
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596780 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198851200.003.0003
 The Course of Change in the Pay Structure

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This chapter surveys the changes that have come about in pay structure in the course of time and, together with the next chapter (which surveys occupational pay structure in various types of economy), brings out the interconnection between pay structure and social structure that is formed by status and class. The different sections of this chapter are: Changes in the differential for manual skill; Changes in the relations between the pay for white‐collar and for manual occupations; Changes in the relative pay of occupations linked with particular industries; and The influence of trade unions on occupational differentials. The last section reviews and discusses the material presented, drawing out six main points.

Keywords: change; industrial occupations; manual occupations; manual skill; occupation; occupational differentials; pay; pay differentials; pay relations; pay structure; relative pay; social hierarchy; social structure; status; surveys; trade unions; white‐collar occupations

Chapter.  16339 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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