The gender wage gap: present since 1819...
The wages of a man in harvest is two pauls, or nearly a shilling, besides four pagnotte, or little loaves, each weighing eight ounces troy weight, and wine, mixed with one-fourth water, at discretion. A woman’s wages is one paul and three pagnotte, with wine. They heighten the relish of their bread with goat or ewe-milk, cheese, onions, and garlic.
Poli, Italy, 1819
Source: Maria Graham (Lady Calcott), Three Months Passed in the Mountains East of Rome, during the year 1819, A. And R. Spottiswoode, London, 1820