All the macro statistics bear that out (percentage of people employed, real wages, percentage of GDP going to labor, etc.).
For the bottom 10 percent, from 1979 to 2013, real wages declined by 0.2 percent.
The wages of labour were lower—the real wages—for the people evidently lived harder.
The real wages, therefore, the quantity of wheat the labourers could purchase, was double in Britain what it was in Prussia.
The girl's real wages are what she is able to get for the sum of money she is paid in exchange for her work.
Economists long ago discovered the necessity of distinguishing between money wages and real wages.
Now, though what you call the real wages of labour (but which I think a wrong term) will increase, the money wages will fall.
The greater part of the apparent profit is real wages disguised in the garb of profit.
The rate of exploitation (the ratio of surplus to wages) is rising, for real wages remain constant while output per man increases.
The greater part of the apparent profit is, in this case too, real wages.