Story: Income and wealth distribution

Factory workers, 1940s (2nd of 2)

Factory workers, 1940s

Workers assemble radios at the Philips factory in Wellington. By the 1940s, partly because of union activity and government protection, it is likely that wage-earners such as these were receiving a higher proportion of the factory income.

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Brian Easton, 'Income and wealth distribution - Factor income', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Brian Easton, published 11 Mar 2010