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The Efficiency of Maritime Labour Markets in the Age of Sail: The Post-1850 Norwegian Experience

Lewis R. Fischer

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Lewis R. Fischer addresses the imbalance of wages in Norwegian maritime markets and finds that despite the integration from local to regional markets, the system remained inefficient.


The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Lewis R. Fischer (ed.)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This volume collects eight essays that all attempt to answer two key concerns: did markets for seafarers exist in the age of sail; and, if so, were these markets efficient? The question was initially ... More


The Danish Maritime Labour Market, 1880-1900

Morten Hahn-Pedersen and Pout Holm

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Morten Hahn-Pedersen and Poul Holm consider the fishing and shipping markets in Denmark and believe the wage inconsistencies reflect an inefficient system.


Maritime Labour in Early Modern Spain

Carla Rahn Phillips

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Carla Rahn Phillips considers the market for maritime labour in early-modern Spain, finding that despite the necessity of sailors and existence of the market, wages remained low and skilled maritime ... More


“Advance Notes” and the Recruitment of Maritime Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth Century

David M. Williams

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

David Williams discusses the emergence on the advance note and the tremendous influence it had on market behaviour, indicating inefficient markets.


Finnish and International Maritime Labour in the Age of Sail: Was There a Market?

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Yrjo Kaukiainen considers Finland’s history of interconnected local maritime labour markets, but also struggles to quantify their ‘efficiency’ after also taking issue with the ambiguous phrase.


Mariners and Markets in the Age of Sail: The Case of the Netherlands

Paul C. van Royen

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Paul van Royen focusses on seventeenth and eighteenth century Netherlands, and finds the organisations functioned well but enable huge discrepancies in wages.


The Pay and Conditions of Merchant Seamen

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter studies the conditions of crewmen during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through the systems of payment and wages. It explores the methods by which wages were calculated - such ... More


Pirates and Markets

David J. Starkey

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

David Starkey studies eighteenth century England, noting a fluctuation between efficiency and inefficiency across markets.


Recruitment and Promotion: The Merchant Fleet of Salem, Massachusetts, 1670-1765

Vince Walsh

in The Market for Seamen in the Age of Sail

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780969588566
eISBN:
9781786944870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780969588566.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

Vince Walsh examines Salem, Massachusetts, and finds that the market within Salem was efficient yet would only recruit within Salem and suffered as a result.


War and the Shipping Industry

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0015
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter considers the financial impact of war on British shipping during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It attempts to discern the number of merchant ship losses during the ... More


Was It a Profitable Business?

Ralph Davis

in The Rise of the English Shipping Industry in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497384
eISBN:
9781786944467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497384.003.0017
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This penultimate chapter attempts to answer whether or not merchant shipping in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a profitable enterprise. It first quantifies the costs of operating ships, ... More


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