John H. Schroeder Interdisciplinary Chair in Economics
Department of Economics
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
with Maria Stanfors "Is It Who You Are, Where You Work, or With Whom You Work that Matters for Earnings?" Peers.pdf
Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2008
Winner of the Economic History Society's First Monograph Prize
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Tim Hatton http://eh.net/bookreviews/library/1380
Amy M. Froide, Claudia Goldin, Jane Humphries, and Pamela Sharpe, Social Science History, Winter 2009, 33:459-504
"Why We Shouldn't Mearure Women's Labor Force Participation in Pre-Industrial Countries" Economic History of Developing Regions, forthcoming.
"Missing Work: Absenteeism at Pepperell Manufacturing Co. in 1883," Cliometrica, forthcoming.with Maria Stanfors, "Understanding the Gender Gap Further: The Case of Turn-of-the-Century Swedish Compositors," Journal of Economic History, 2020, 80:175-206
"Gender in Economic History" in Handbook of Cliometrics, 2d ed., Claude Diebolt and Mike Haupert, eds., Springer, 2019.
"Seasonal Patterns of Agricultural Day-Labour at Eight English Farms, 1835-1844" in John Hatcher and Judy Stephenson, eds., Seven Centuries of Unreal Wages, Palgrave, 2018.
“The Paradox of Progress: The Emergence of Wage Discrimination in US Manufacturing,” European Review of Economic History, 2015, 19:128-148.
with Maria Stanfors, “Estimating Historical Wage Profiles,” Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 2015, 48:35–51.
"Agriculture, 1700-1870, in Roderick Floud, Paul Johnson, and Jane Humphries, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
“Decomposing the Wage Gap: Within- and Between-Occupation Gender Wage Gaps at a Nineteenth-Century Textile Firm,” in Avner Greif, Lynne Kiesling, and John V. C. Nye, eds., Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development, Princeton Univ. Press, 2014.
"The Seasonality of English Agricultural Employment: Evidence from Farm Accounts, 1740-1850," in Richard Hoyle, ed., The Farmer in England, 1650-1980, Ashgate: 2013.
"The Changing Economic Roles of Women," in Robert Whaples and Randall E. Parker, eds., Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History, Routledge, 2013, pp. 306–315.
with Maria Stanfors, "Was there a Family Gap in Late Nineteenth-Century Manufacturing? Evidence from Sweden," The History of the Family, 2012, 17:51-76.
"Child Day-Labourers in Agriculture: Evidence from Farm Accounts, 1740-1850" Economic History Review, 2012, 65:1077-99.
“Married with Children: The Family Status of Female Agricultural Labourers at Two Southwestern Farms in the 1830s and 1840s,” Agricultural History Review, 2007, 55:75–94.
“ How Skilled Were Agricultural Labourers in the Early Nineteenth Century?” Economic History Review, 2006, LIX:688-716.
"The Wages and Employment of Female Day-labourers in English Agriculture, 1740-1850" Economic History Review, LVII(Nov. 2004):664-690
“Labourers at the Oakes: Changes in the Demand for Female Day-Laborers at a Farm near Sheffield During the Agricultural Revolution,” Journal of Economic History, 59 (March 1999):41-67
“An Investigation of the Male-Female Wage Gap in Industrial Revolution Britain,” Economic History Review, L (May 1997):257-281
“Testing for Occupational Crowding in Eighteenth-Century British Agriculture,” Explorations in Economic History, 33 (July 1996):319-345
Links to Web Publications
eh.net Encyclopedia, "Women Workers - British Industrial Revolution"
This page contains data on the wages and employment of male and female day laborers at English Farms, 1740-1850.
Data Assignments for Courses
Course SyllabiMigration Spring 2021
Economic and Political Development Fall 2020Game Theory Spring 2021
The Great Depression Fall 2018
Labor Economics Spring 2017
Senior Seminar: Labor Market Discrimination Fall 2011