Earning a living in the twentieth century

Stephen Constantine

in Community and Identity

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780719076350
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702048 | DOI:
Earning a living in the twentieth century

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It was fortunate that, in the nineteenth century, the circumstances in which people in Gibraltar found themselves were eventually conducive to an improvement in material living standards. The important contextual elements facilitating economic activity included, first, the political stability and legal infrastructure provided by colonial authority and, second, investment, eventually, in public services such as water supply and improved sanitation. It is possible that the circumstances for natives of Gibraltar began to shape a British Gibraltarian identity as ‘better off’ in comparison with the ‘other’ across the frontier. It is therefore important to consider for the twentieth century what happened to Gibraltar's occupational structure and to the material rewards that accrued to Gibraltarians. This chapter explores how Gibraltarians earned a living during the twentieth century, focusing on such economic activities as import and export, tourism, finance and gambling, and also looks at occupations, living standards and health.

Keywords: Gibraltar; living standards; occupations; import; export; tourism; health; material rewards; finance; gambling

Chapter.  16914 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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