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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1890) Root matters in social and economic problems. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Most writers on social problems tacitly assume that no
other considerations than those of supply and demand, or
competition and remuneration, need be taken into account
when questions relating to the numbers that may be
employed in the various branches of human industry are
concerned.
Under ordinary circumstances (excluding foreign interference,
and making due allowance for special skill) all
branches of services within a certain country are paid at rates
of wages which are, broadly speaking, correlative to effort or
time expended, and consequently so long as the rates of wages
are locally proportionate to definite effort and skill, it matters
not whether the average rate per hour be nominally high or
low, so long as expenditure is also determined locally by such
correlative conditions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 1-21
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 05:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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