"The Worker in Modern Economic Society"

  title={"The Worker in Modern Economic Society"},
  author={Sumner H.Hg Slichter},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={100 - 124}
  • S. H. Slichter
  • Published 1 February 1926
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
Most general books on industrial relations treat the various aspects of the labor problem as more or less unrelated topics. Chapter follows chapter with apparently little reason for the precise sequence -perhaps historical material first, followed by chapters on wage theory, trade unionism, strikes, conciliation and arbitration, workmen's compensation, women in industry, child labor, immigration, scientific management. It does not usually appear how these things are related to a fundamental… 
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