Women's Pay in British Industry During the Second World War

@article{Gazeley2008WomensPI,
  title={Women's Pay in British Industry During the Second World War},
  author={Ian Gazeley},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review},
  year={2008}
}
  • I. Gazeley
  • Published 14 July 2008
  • Economics, History
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Economic History Review
This article reviews the evidence pertaining to changes in women's relative pay during the Second World War and presents new evidence relating to important wartime manufacturing industries. It is argued that gender pay inequality declined sharply where women were employed in industries that had previously been dominated by men, but did not occur in industries that had traditionally been important areas of female employment. The explanation for this pattern probably lies in a combination of… 

What Really Happened to British Inequality in the Early 20th Century? Evidence from National Household Expenditure Surveys 1890–1961

We estimate income/expenditure inequality in Britain, exploiting five household surveys, spanning the years 1890 to 1961, some of which we recovered and digitised. After adjusting for differences in

Letters from the war factory: Women workers in World War Two

This article begins to investigate how women working in factories in World War Two dealt with the day-to-day challenges of working life. The research is an exploratory study into an under-researched

The Home Front in the ‘Westminster Village': women staff in Parliament during the Second World War

ABSTRACT The experience of women staff in the Houses of Parliament during the Second World War, although an unusual example of the Home Front in action, was perhaps surprisingly typical in how parts

The formation of professional identity in the British advertising industry, 1920-1954

From 1920 to 1954 British advertising practitioners spoke readily about achieving professional status. Studies have examined sociological processes of professionalization within the advertising

Contemporary historiography on the phenomenon of the social cohesion in the period of the Second World War

The historiography of World War II is one of the most extensive research topics in historical science. Over the years, a comprehensive study of the military, political and economic history of wartime

The social, political and economic determinants of a modern portrait artist, Bernard Fleetwood-Walker (1893-1965)

As the first major study of the portrait artist Bernard Fleetwood-Walker (1893-1965), this thesis locates the artist in his social, political and economic context, arguing that his portraiture can be

War Pictures : Cinema, History, and Violence in Britain, 1939-1945

ion, see Mieszkowski, Watching War, 144: “How can a diagram capture the horrific physical and emotional trials that compose the traumas of combat? Surely this is the fantasy of someone condemned to a

Historiographical Review of the Problem "Woman of the USSR in the Great Patriotic War – Hero or Victim?"

espanolLos investigadores a menudo abordaron varios aspectos de la Gran Guerra Patria, pero el problema de "mujeres y guerra" rara vez ha atraido la atencion de los investigadores. Dependiendo de los

List of Publications on the Economic and Social History of Great Britain and Ireland Published in 2008

(The place of publication is London and the date 2008 unless otherwise stated.)

Bibliography of urban history 2009

This year has seen the introduction of the digital bibliography online. This is a searchable database of all the bibliographies contained in the Urban History Yearbook and past numbers of this

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 36 REFERENCES

The levelling of pay in Britain during the Second World War

This article examines the effect of total war on inequalities in pay in munitions industries in Britain during World War II. I present new data derived from Ministry of Labour monthly reports of

Women Workers in the Second World War

In the Second World War in Britain there was an overall labour shortage . Almost the entire population of adult women was forced into wage labour . Their non-wage domestic labour was to some extent

THE EFFECT OF BRITAIN'S ANTI- DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION ON RELATIVE PAY AND EMPLOYMENT*

pressive increase in the number of women in the labour force during the I970s. Between I970 and I980, female relative employment increased by I8'3 %, and female relative hours by I 7-6 %. In this

The Womanpower Problem in Britain during the Second World War

At the national women's conference convened by the government in September 1943 Winston Churchill assured the women delegates that the contribution to the war effort by British women had ‘definitely

The gender earnings gap: evidence from the UK

Rising female labour-force participation has been one of the most striking changes to have occurred in industrialised countries’ labour markets over recent decades. In the UK between 1973 and 1993,

Women Assemble: Women Workers and the New Industries in Inter-War Britain

The changing pattern of women's employment the restructuring of industrial capitalism five factories women assembling - work, wages and assembly line production women assembled - gender and the

A history of British trade unions since 1889

This second volume of Hugh Armstrong Clegg's history of British trade unions covers the most eventful years in trade union history. 1911-1933 was an "heroic age" of industrial unrest which culminated

Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets

CULTURE, TRADITION, AND OVERT DISCRIMINATION tend to make restrictive the terms by which women may participate in the labor force. These influences combine to generate an unfavorable occupational

Reply to the Comments on the Effects of Britain's Anti-Discrimination Legislation on Relative Pay and Employment

We welcome the interest that our work on the effect of Equal Pay legislation has aroused, and we thank Chiplin and Sloane and Borooah and Lee for the comments they advance on our article in this

Manual work and pay, 1900-1970

This chapter examines changes in the nature of waged work and pay in the first seventy years of the 20th century. At the beginning of the century, the vast majority of adult men and only one in three