Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36927
Authors: 
Pierenkemper, Toni
Kendzia, Michael J.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4962
Abstract: 
The paper provides a historical overview of the pre-modern allocation of work within the territory of the later Germany from the 18th until the middle of the 19th century. We explore how the social allocation of work during the feudal system took place and trace back the development of wage labor within agriculture, industry and service sector. In particular, the historical roots of the so-called 'standard employment contract' in Germany are investigated. We find that during the pre-industrial time the social organization of work occurred in various forms and that wage labor was rather a rare phenomenon in the beginning of the 19th century. Hence, a widespread and functioning labor market cannot be identified at that time. Rudimentary elements of the standard employment contract are found in the employment contract of civil servants.
Subjects: 
Feudal system
pre-industrial
allocation of work
wage labor
standard employment contract
JEL: 
J50
J40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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