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----------------- EH.RES POSTING ----------------- Well, this was not universally true, if admittedly so often true. At Croyland Abbey in the later 14th and early 15th centuries (the accounts terminate in 1418), female farm labourers were almost always given the same daily wage as male labourers (3d and 4d per diem, depending on the tasks). The problem, of course, is that data on female wages are difficult to find, especially for time-work (daily) wages. On many other manors (data in BLPES Archives, Beveridge collection) female labourers were often, if not always (e.g. not at Ivinghoe) paid less. John Munro -- Professor John H. Munro office: (1-416) 978-4552 Department of Economics fax: (1-416) 978-6713 University of Toronto home: (1-416) 231-4412 150 St. George Street firstname.lastname@example.org Toronto, Ontario email@example.com CANADA M5S 3G7 http://www.economics.utoronto.ca/munro5/ ------------ FOOTER TO EH.RES POSTING ------------ For information, send the message "info EH.RES" to firstname.lastname@example.org. >