Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860

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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, but the period from 1820 to 1860 has been far less studied. Robert Margo fills this gap by collecting and analyzing the payroll records of civilians hired by the United States Army and the 1850 and 1860 manuscript federal Censuses of Social Statistics. New wage series are constructed for three occupational groups common laborers, artisans, and white-collar workers in ...

Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860 2000, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226505077

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