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Wages and labor markets in the United States, 1820-1860 [electronic resource] / Robert A. Margo.

By: Margo, Robert A. (Robert Andrew), 1954-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 200 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226505022 (electronic bk.); 0226505022 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Wages -- United States -- History | Labor supply -- United States -- History | Mano de obra -- Oferta -- Estados Unidos -- Historia | Sueldos y salarios -- Estados Unidos -- Historia | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations | Salarissen | ArbeidsmarktGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Wages and labor markets in the United States, 1820-1860.DDC classification: 331.2/973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Summary: 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 each of the four major census regions--Northeast, Midwest, South Atlantic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-194) and index.

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.

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 each of the four major census regions--Northeast, Midwest, South Atlantic.

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