Externalities and Institutions: The Decrease in Working Hours nineteenth Century France
In 19th century France, the long working hours, produced worse conditions for the working classes even at times when real wages were increasing. In our view, the analysis of the process of decreasing of working hours, consists of identifying very long working hours as externalities. We show that even though there is a monetary transaction involved in the work contract, workers were in no position to defend their term interests and more precisely their health. We sustain that internalisation of externalities has been historically achieved through a collective effort to provide information and through the building of new institutions (unions, laws,...).
|Date of creation:||Feb 2000|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: INRA-LEA, 48, Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France|
Phone: 331 43136364
Fax: 331 43136362
Web page: http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Departements/ESR/UR/lea/index.html
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:lea:leawpi:0001. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Madeleine Roux)The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask Madeleine Roux to update the entry or send us the correct email address
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.