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Labourers at the Oakes : Changes in the Demand for Female Day-Labourers at a Farm near Sheffield during the Agricultural Revolution

Burnette, Joyce LU (1999) In Journal of Economic History 59(1). p.41-67
Abstract
The wage book of a Derbyshire farm, which includes payments to laborers for 1772 to 1775 and 1831 to 1845, allows me to examine the employment patterns of male and female day-laborers at this farm before and after important innovations in agriculture. I find a fall in relative female employment which appears to be due to a fall in demand. Male employment shifted to the spring, but female employment maintained the same seasonal pattern. These seasonal and sexual shifts in the demand for labor probably resulted from the changes in animal husbandry that followed enclosure.
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employment, women, working women, wages, workforce, agriculture, labor demand, farms, industrial agriculture, crops
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  abstract     = {The wage book of a Derbyshire farm, which includes payments to laborers for 1772 to 1775 and 1831 to 1845, allows me to examine the employment patterns of male and female day-laborers at this farm before and after important innovations in agriculture. I find a fall in relative female employment which appears to be due to a fall in demand. Male employment shifted to the spring, but female employment maintained the same seasonal pattern. These seasonal and sexual shifts in the demand for labor probably resulted from the changes in animal husbandry that followed enclosure.},
  author       = {Burnette, Joyce},
  issn         = {0022-0507},
  keyword      = {employment,women,working women,wages,workforce,agriculture,labor demand,farms,industrial agriculture,crops},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {41--67},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Journal of Economic History},
  title        = {Labourers at the Oakes : Changes in the Demand for Female Day-Labourers at a Farm near Sheffield during the Agricultural Revolution},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {1999},
}