1966

Vacancy announcement

This is a vacancy announcement from the daily newspaper De Tijd for an academic researcher in the European and private international law section of  the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. The salary offered was between 1000-1843 Dutch guilders (454-837 in euros) with an extra 6%  holiday allowance  and  possibly child support, all according to age and experience.To give you an idea what that salary meant during those years a small social-history lesson follows.

During the sixties in the Netherlands the country was well on its way out of the misery of the Second World War.
In 1955 only 20% of the population owned a washing machine but by 1964 83% had one.
During the wage explosion, starting in 1963,  the average wage rose by 9%, the next year with 15% and in 1965  with a further 11%.  Gone were the austerity measures, people had money to buy cars and televisions and could go out to eat in restaurants.

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De Tijd, 15 January 1966