Explanation of the different labour relations

 

We have codified the different labour relations into 20 main types, with 13 other subtypes (version October 2015). An overview of these labour relations is presented below, but for a full explanation, please see the Definitions of Labour Relations and the Taxonomy

 

Typology of Labour Relations

Labour  Relation

Definition

Working for

Type of labour

-1

Not classifiable (as presented in source)

  

1

Incapable or not supposed to work

 

Non working

2

Affluent

 

Non working

3

Unemployed

 

Non working

4a

Leading household producers

Household(s)

Reciprocal labour

4b

Household kin producers

Household(s)

Reciprocal labour

5

Household kin non-producers

Household(s)

Reciprocal labour

6

Household servants

Household(s)

Reciprocal labour

7

Redistributive workers

Household(s)

Reciprocal labour

8

Obligatory labourers

Polity

Tributary labour

9

Indentured tributary labourers

Polity

Tributary labour

10

Tributary serfs

Polity

Tributary labour

11

Tributary slaves

Polity

Tributary labour

12a

Self-employed leading producer

Market

Commodified labour

12b

Self-employed kin producer

Market

Commodified labour

13

Employers

Market

Commodified labour

131

Employers of free wage earners

Market

Commodified labour

132

Employers of indentured labourers

Market

Commodified labour

133

Employers of serfs

Market

Commodified labour

134

Employers of slaves

Market

Commodified labour

14

Wage earners

Market

Commodified labour

141

Sharecropping workers

Market

Commodified labour

142

Piece-rate workers

Market

Commodified labour

143

Time-rate workers

Market

Commodified labour

144

Cooperative subcontracting

Market

Commodified labour

15

Indentured labourers

Market

Commodified labour

16

Serfs

Market

Commodified labour

17

Slaves

Market

Commodified labour

171

Slaves working for proprietor

Market

Commodified labour

172

Slaves working for hire

Market

Commodified labour

18

Wage earners

Non-market institutions

Commodified labour

181

Sharecropping wage earners

Non-market institutions

Commodified labour

182

Piece-rate wage earners

Non-market institutions

Commodified labour

183

Time-rate wage earners

Non-market institutions

Commodified labour