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New Estimates Of British Unemployment, 1870 1913

Boyer, GR and Hatton, T (2002) 'New Estimates Of British Unemployment, 1870 1913.' Journal of Economic History, 62 (03). pp. 643-675. ISSN 0022-0507

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Abstract

We present new estimates of the British industrial unemployment rate for 1870 1913, which improve on the Board of Trade s prior estimates. We use similar sources, but our series includes additional industrial sectors, allows for short-time working, and aggregates the various sectors using appropriate labor-force weights from the census. The resulting index suggests a rate of industrial unemployment that was generally higher, but less volatile, than the board s index. We then adjust our series to an economywide basis, and construct a consistent time series of overall unemployment for 1870 1999.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 11:44
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:28
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3305

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