Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2918
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bardsley , Sandy.
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  • Title: Women's Work Reconsidered: Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England [the author argues that women peasants were paid at the same rate as other members of the "second rate" work force, namely boys, old men, and the infirm; the author finds no difference in women's wages after the Black Death, they still received around 70% of adult men's wages.]
  • Source URL: Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 165 (November 1999): 3-29. Link Info target = '_blank'>Past and Present (Full Text via JSTOR) 165 (November 1999): 3-29. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Agriculture Economics Gender Peasantry Wages Work Yorkshire, East Riding, England
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Table: Five Tables and one graph. Table One Individuals charged with taking excess harvest wages in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1363-1364. They are grouped by females, males, and total while also being divided into agricultural occupations. Table Two Reapers and workers employed at autumn work in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1363-1364. It gives the daily pay rate for females and males. Table Three The mode of presentment of female reapers and autumn workers in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1363-1364. The categories are Presented Alone, Presented with Other Females, and Presented with Males. The number of female workers and their average daily wages are given for each category. Table Four Days worked by general laborers on Ebury Manor, 1330-1339. There are categories for males and females as well as for a range of daily pay. Table Five Maximum annual payments to agricultural servants as set by statutes, 1388 and 1444-1445. Categories include Woman Laborer and Dairywoman. Graph One Daily Wages of harvest workers in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 1363 - 1364. The graph presents data for females and males.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Emory and Henry College
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00312746
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