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Rural Labour Allocation

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245277
eISBN:
9780191602207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245274.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines how peasant households in China allocate their labour among migration, rural industry, and farming. It is shown that the average and marginal returns to rural labour differ ... More


Conclusion

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245277
eISBN:
9780191602207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245274.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a synthesis of the conclusions of the preceding chapters in this book. It explores how Chinese labour market reform has changed the allocation and renumeration of labour, and ... More


Workforce issues

Richard Pugh and Brain Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Rural social work presents some additional challenges with regard to such issues as recruitment, retention, education, and training, which, if not tackled, can exacerbate the service disadvantages ... More


Rise of the Rural-Industrial Workers

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter looks at the rise of the rural-industrial workers. In the early 1900s, industrialists had believed that building new potteries and tinplate mills in rural Hancock County would result in ... More


Work and Identity in the Factory and at Home

Lou Martin

in Smokestacks in the Hills: Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039454
eISBN:
9780252097560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039454.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the evolution of gendered division of labor in the factories and at home. In the 1940s and 1950s, potteries hired increasing numbers of women to fill more and more roles in the ... More


. Dyess Colony

Fred C. Smith

in Trouble in Goshen: Plain Folk, Roosevelt, Jesus, and Marx in the Great Depression South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039560
eISBN:
9781626740099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039560.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Dyess Colony, is a brief overview of the political history of Dyess and introduces the more important bosses associated with the colony. New Deal projects were largely under the operational control ... More


Gender and the moral economy

Mary Chamberlain

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Rural workers in Barbados, particularly women, were vulnerable to the vagaries of the planters at the micro level and the world market at a macro level. Farming was almost exclusively carried out by ... More


Rural–urban alliances for community development through land reform from below

María Elena Martínez-Torres and Frederico Daia Firmiano (eds)

in Class, Inequality and Community Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322450
eISBN:
9781447322474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter describes the alliances for land rights between urban and rural workers in the area of Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. The authors focus on the community development experience of the Mario Lago ... More


Introduction

Mary Chamberlain

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Great Depression of the 1930s devastated the national economies of West Indies, which also had to already dealing with low wages, unemployment, malnutrition, illiteracy and deplorable housing. ... More


Blue-Collar Ethnic Accommodation: Corntown

Stacey Williams

in Newcomers to Old Towns: Suburbanization of the Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734125
eISBN:
9780226734118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734118.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter presents a case study on the entry of newcomers or migrants in the rural town of Corntown, Illinois. The town's agribusinesses and the availability of seasonal farm work served early as ... More


Something before Swing or Swing itself?

Carl J. Griffin

in The rural war: Captain Swing and the politics of protest

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086267
eISBN:
9781781705025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086267.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that in 1829 and the early months of 1830 the complaints and protests of rural workers became yet more insistent and desperate. In particular, it was a series of fires in the ... More


Land Struggles in the Global South: Strategic Innovations in Brazil and India

Kurt Schock

in Strategies for Social Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672899
eISBN:
9781452947174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672899.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses two rural social movement organizations (SMOs) that have waged militant struggles for land reform through nonviolent resistance. First is the Landless Rural Workers Movement in ... More


Access to Housing and Homelessness

Peter W. G. Robson

in Housing Law in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861117
eISBN:
9781474406185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861117.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses developments relating to access to housing and homelessness provisions in Scotland since the twentieth century. It begins with an overview of the pronounced shift of rural ... More


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