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Wages and labor markets in the United States, 1820-1860

Author: Robert A Margo
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Series: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the past several decades, research by economists and economic historians has greatly expanded our knowledge of labor markets and real wages in the United States since the Civil War. By contrast, the period from 1820 to 1860 has been far less studied. Here, Robert Margo brings attention to the economic significance of this time by collecting and analyzing samples from two rich sources of evidence on wages - the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Margo
ISBN: 0226505073 9780226505077
OCLC Number: 41285104
Description: xii, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The growth of wages in Antebellum America: a review --
New estimates of nominal and real wages for the Antebellum period --
Instersectoral efficiency: farm-nonfarm wage gaps --
Geographic aspects of labor market integration before the Civil War --
Wages in California during the Gold Rush --
Antebellum wages and labor markets: a new interpretation.
Series Title: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Responsibility: Robert A. Margo.
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This analysis of the payroll records of civilians hired by the US Army, and of the 1850 and 1860 federal Censuses of Social Statistics, aims to advance understanding of the history of wages and  Read more...

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