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Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain$
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Nicholas Crafts, Ian Gazeley, and Andrew Newell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212668.001.0001

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Structural Change

Structural Change

(p.35) 2 Structural Change
Work and Pay in 20th Century Britain

Andrew Newell (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter presents and analyses the major structural changes, in terms of industry and occupation, that took place in the British labour market over the 20th century. The engine driving these changes was technological progress, which completely transformed the occupations, industries, hours of work, and most of all, the standard of living of British workers.

Keywords:   Britain, employment, labour market, technological progress, industry, occupation

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