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7 / 25 Source: E. H. Phelps Brown, E.H. and Sheila V. Hopkins (1955)
Seven Centuries of Building Wages,” Economica, 22,195-206. The Statue of Labourers 1351 - ‘
enticement’ “And if a reaper or mower, or other workman or servant, of whatever
standing or condition he be, who is retained in the service of any one,
do depart from the said service before the end of the term agreed,
without permission or reasonable cause, he shall undergo the penalty
of imprisonment, and let no one ... moreover, pay or permit to be
paid to any one more wages, livery, meed or salary than was
customary as has been said.” James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and28, 2009 Analysis: L
8 / 25 Factor Supplies and real wages, the Mexican experience Do real wages always increase after ‘
negative population shocks’?
Other instances suggest yes. For example, available evidence on the
consequences of the Great Potato Famine in Ireland between 1846
and 1849, when probably 20% of the popula...
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