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dc.contributor.authorHart, Robert A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:01Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33577-
dc.description.abstractThe British engineering industry experienced extreme production and employment pressures during the rearmament period that preceded the Second World War and in the early war years. Did it react by placing a greater emphasis on incentive-compatible payment methods? This paper examines the relative employment and wage effects on pieceworkers and timeworkers. Empirical work is based on detailed firm-level payroll data produced by the Engineering Employers Federation covering the period 1935 to 1942. The paper investigates the effects of war on piecework and timework in relation to (a) labour market arguments concerning substitution between payment methods, (b) piece rate/time rate adjustments to changes in product demand, (c) relative changes in employment and hours, and (d) relative changes in hourly and weekly pay.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1593en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ33en_US
dc.subject.jelN34en_US
dc.subject.jelN44en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpieceworken_US
dc.subject.keywordtimeworken_US
dc.subject.keywordBritish engineeringen_US
dc.subject.keywordWorld War IIen_US
dc.titlePiecework versus timework in British wartime engineeringen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn487099680en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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