The University of Dublin | Trinity College -- Ollscoil Átha Cliath | Coláiste na Tríonóide
Trinity's Access to Research Archive
Home :: Log In :: Submit :: Alerts ::

JSSISI: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1847- >
Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: The fluctuating character of modern employment.
Other Titles: Barrington lecture 1895/1896
Author: Oldham, C.H.
Keywords: Employment structure
Industrial development
Issue Date: 1896
Publisher: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Citation: Oldham, C.H. 'The fluctuating character of modern employment: Barrington lecture 1895/1896 '. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. X Part LXXVI, 1895/1896, pp128-135
Series/Report no.: Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. X Part LXXVI 1895/1896
Abstract: I could not but feel how much Political Economy is unfairly discredited by the fact that the authoritative text-books within the reach of the ordinary reader are quite out-of-date upon many modern problems of great urgency and interest. Rightly viewed, the discovery by later writers that doctrines of older authorities are untenable is encouraging evidence that an advance has been made in the direction of Truth. The optimistic, doctrinaire manner of the superior person who condescended to explain the Laws of Progress to former generations has been superseded by the earnest, student-like, rather pessimistic attitude of the modern inquirer who is conscious of the extreme complexity of his problems, and diffident in giving dogmatic assertions. Ihe fluctuating character of modern employment is one of the features of the industry of our time that may serve to illustrate this change of tone.
Description: Read Tuesday, 28th January, 1896
ISSN: 00814776
Appears in Collections:Barrington Lectures
Archive JSSISI: 1847- Complete Collection
JSSISI: 1894 to 1900, Vol. X, Parts LXXIV to LXXX

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
jssisiVolX128_135.pdf487.31 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window. If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the browser you are using.

Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback