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Unemployment, employment contracts, and compensating wage differentials: Michigan in the 1890s

Hatton, T and Williamson, JG (1991) 'Unemployment, employment contracts, and compensating wage differentials: Michigan in the 1890s.' Journal of Economic History, 51 (03). pp. 605-632. ISSN 0022-0507

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Abstract

Surveys taken by the Michigan Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics in the 1890s reveal that unemployment was pervasive among unskilled workers. The incidence of unemployment was not associated with personal characteristics, but rather with the type of employment contract and job: those with high risk of layoff commanded a wage premium. Seasonality is an important part of this late nineteenth-century story, and the subsequent demise of seasonal activities may have had an important impact on the evolution of labor market institutions.

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: 19 Jul 2012 13:37
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:28
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3349

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