Recent changes in wage forms and the reproduction of the social structure: the underlying issues

  • Pierre Concialdi


An analysis of the links between wage forms, their recent developments and the reproduction of the social structure can extend into several areas of research. A study of wage forms covers numerous aspects which can be dealt with at the level of individual job characteristics (payment forms and the wage structure; the conditions, forms and duration part-time/full-time of employment of the workforce) or at the level of wage systems (especially pay bargaining systems). A study of the conditions of reproduction of the social structure refers to variables that fall far outside the domain of those linked only to wage forms.These concern in particular the way property rights within society are distributed and, on a wider scale, the distribution of power. The relationship between wage forms and social structures is thus dependent on a set of non-autonomous variables.


Labour Market Social Security Social Protection Wage Inequality Wage Labour 
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