Labour and Industrial Relations

  • S. D. Chapman
Part of the Studies in Economic History book series


IN approaching the problems of recruitment of labour and of industrial relations, it is convenient to make an initial distinction between factory and domestic labour. Increasing quantities of cotton goods at falling prices was responsible for increases in the numbers of men, women and juveniles employed in both categories for most of the period covered by this study, but in almost all other respects the characteristics of the labour force in the two sectors were quite different. They must therefore be considered separately, while recognising the important links between them.


Labour Force Industrial Relation Corporal Punishment Domestic Labour Family Economy 
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    F. Collier, The Family Economy of the Working Classes in the Cotton Industry (Manchester, 1965) p. 14.Google Scholar
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    E. P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (1963) esp. pp. 270–1.Google Scholar

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© The Economic History Society 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Chapman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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