Labour Market in Economic-Historical Perspective (7,5 ECTS)

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1 Labour Market in Economic-Historical Perspective (7,5 ECTS) The course is taught by - Christer Lundh, Prof. of economic history, University of Gothenburg - Maria Stanfors, Prof. of economic history, Lund University - Svante Prado, Dr. of economic history, University of Gothenburg First meeting: 30 Sept - 2 October, 2014 Tuesday 30 September Lunch Introduction and presentation of participants Lecture 1: Wages in economic history an overview of macro level studies (Christer Lundh) Dinner Wednesday 1 October Lecture 2: Human capital and wages in a historical perspective (Maria Stanfors) Lunch Lecture 3: Empirical application, methodological discussion (Svante Prado, Maria Stanfors, Christer Lundh). Thursday 2 October Paper seminar (see below) Second meeting: 9-10 December 2014 Paper Seminars (examination) Schedule will be presented later Coordinator of the course Labour Market in Economic-Historical Perspective is Christer Lundh. Signup for the course no later than August 1, Accommodation will be arranged for those who are not resident in Göteborg.

2 Paper Seminar, 2 October In association with the labour market course, the Economic History Unit of Gothenburg will arrange a Seminar for PhD students who want to present research from their ongoing dissertation projects. It could be a dissertation plan, a chapter that will be included in a monographic thesis, or a paper aimed to be included in a compilation thesis. You do not have to participate in the Labour Market-course in order to present your research at the paper seminar. The research to be presented in this seminar does furthermore not have to be related to the topic of the course, but research in all fields of economic history is welcome. Based on the content of the paper, we will select a specific discussant. The seminar will be held on October 2nd. Coordinator is Klas Rönnbäck. Ph.d.-students interested in participating should send paper title and abstract to no later than August 1, Full papers are to be submitted no later than Monday September 15, to enable discussants time to read the papers.

3 Arbetsmarknaden i ekonomisk-historiskt perspektiv, 7,5 högskolepoäng Labour markets in economic historical perspective, 7.5 higher education credits Forskarnivå/Third cycle 1. Fastställande Kursplanen är fastställd 20XX XX XX av prefekten vid Institutionen för Ekonomi och Samhälle. Kursplanen gäller från och med NN terminen 20XX. Ansvarig institution: Ekonomisk historia. 2. Inplacering Kursen ingår som en valbar kurs i utbildningen på forskarnivå vid ekonomisk historia. 3. Förkunskapskrav Behörig att antas till kursen är den som är antagen till utbildning på forskarnivå i ekonomisk historia eller till forskarutbildning i närbesläktade ämnen. 4. Innehåll Kursen behandlar aktuell forskning kring arbetsmarknaden i ett ekonomisk historiskt perspektiv. Centrala teoretiska förklaringsmodeller och aktuella empiriska undersökningar tas upp till kritisk diskussion med avseende på vilket bidrag denna forskning har gjort till aktuellt forskningsläge. 5. Mål Denna kurs syftar till fördjupa studentens kunskaper om aktuell forskning kring frågor rörande arbetsmarknaden i ett ekonomisk historiskt perspektiv, samt att kritiskt granska denna forskning. Efter genomgången kurs förväntas doktoranderna kunna: visa djup och aktuell specialistkunskap relaterad till frågor rörande arbetsmarknaden i ekonomisk historiskt perspektiv, visa förmåga till självständig kritisk granskning och bedömning av denna forskning,

4 2 (2) visa förmåga att identifiera behov av ytterligare kunskap på området. 6. Undervisningsformer Undervisningen består av en serie seminarier där aktuell forskning på området diskuteras i doktorandgruppen tillsammans med kursledarna. 7. Kurslitteratur Se separat litteraturlista, bilaga Betyg Betygskalan omfattar betygsgraderna Underkänd (U), Godkänd (G). 9. Undervisningsspråk Undervisning sker på engelska om minst en av deltagande studenter eller lärare inte har svenska som första språk. Om samtliga deltagare har svenska som första språk sker undervisningen på svenska. 10. Former för bedömning Kursen examineras genom inlämning och muntlig presentation av en promemoria som kritiskt analyserar och diskuterar den forskning som diskuterats under kursen. Student äger rätt till byte av examinator efter att ha underkänts två gånger på samma examination, om det är praktiskt möjligt. En sådan begäran ställs till institutionen och skall vara skriftlig. 10. Kursvärdering Kursen utvärderas genom skriftlig inlämning från studenterna. Resultatet av utvärderingen kommuniceras till studenterna via mail.

5 PhD course in Economic History, Fall 2014 Labour Markets in Economic-Historical Perspective (7,5 ECTS) SESSION 1 Wages an overview of macro-level studies (Christer Lundh) Hobsbawm, E. J. (1957). The British standard of living. Economic History Review 10, pp Lindert, P. H. and Williamson, J. G. (1980). English workers' living standards during the Industrial Revolution: a new look. Economic History Review 36, pp Feinstein, C. H. (1998). Pessimism perpetuated: real wages and the standard of living in Britain during and after the Industrial Revolution. Journal of Economic History 58, pp Williamson, J. G. (1996). Globalization, Convergence, and History. The Journal of Economic History 56, pp Hatton, T. J. and Williamson, J. G. (1992). What Explains Wage Gaps between Farm and City? Exploring the Todaro Model with American Evidence, Economic Development and Cultural Change 40, pp Alston, L.J. and Hatton, T.J. (1991). The earnings gap between agricultural and manufacturing laborers, Journal of Economic History 51, pp Lundh, C. (2013). Was there an urban rural consumption gap? The standard of living of workers in southern Sweden, Scandinavian Economic History Review 61, pp Lundh, C. and Prado, S. (forthcoming). Markets and politics? The Swedish urban-rural wage gap, SESSION 2 Human capital and wages in a historical perspective (Maria Stanfors) Schultz, T. W. Investment in Human Capital. American Economic Review 51, pp Mincer, J. (1974). Schooling, Experience, and Earnings. New York: Columbia University Press (ch 4). Murphy, K. and Welch, F. (1990). Empirical Age-Earnings Profiles. Journal of Labor Economics 8, pp Hatton, T. (1997). The Immigration Assimilation Puzzle in Late Nineteenth-Century America. Journal of Economic History 57, pp Johnson, P. (2003). Age, Gender and the Wage in Britain, In P. Scholliers and L. Schwarz (Eds.) Experiencing Wages: Social and Cultural Aspects of Wage Forms in Europe since 1500, Berghahn Books. Stanfors, M. et al. (2014). Gender, productivity and the nature of work and pay: evidence from the late nineteenth-century tobacco industry. Economic History Review, 67, pp Owen, Laura, Gender Differences in Labor Turnover and the Development of Internal Labor Markets in the United States during the 1920s, Enterprise and Society, 2:41-71 (2001). Mincer, J. and Polachek, S. (1974). Family investments in human capital: Earnings of women. Journal of Political Economy 82, pp. S76-S108. Burnette, J. and Stanfors, M. (2012). Was there a family gap in late nineteenth century manufacturing? Evidence from Sweden. History of the Family 17, pp England, P. (1982). The Failure of Human Capital Theory to Explain Occupational Sex Segregation. Journal of Human Resources 17, pp

6 SESSION 3 Empirical application, methodological discussion (Christer Lundh, Maria Stanfors, Svante Prado) Feinstein, C. H. (1990). New estimates of average earnings in the United Kingdom, Economic History Review 43, pp Officer, L. H. (2009). Two centuries of compensation for U.S. Production Workers in Manufacturing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (ch 1) Allen, R. C. (2001). The great divergence in European wages and prices from the middle ages to the First World War. Explorations in Economic History 38, pp Williamson, J. G. (1995). The evolution of global labour markets since 1830: background evidence and hypotheses. Explorations in Economic History 32, pp Feinstein C. H. and Thomas, M. (2002). Making history count: a primer in quantitative methods for historians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (pp ). Oaxaca, R. (1973). Male-female wage differentials in urban labor markets. International Economic Review 14, Card, D. (1990). The impact of the Mariel Boatlift on the Miami Labor Market. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43, Eissa, N. and Liebman, J. (1996). Labor supply response to the earned income tax credit. Quarterly Journal of Economics CXI, Nelson, J. G. (1995). Feminism and economics. Journal of Economic Perspectives 9, pp