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The Earnings Gap Between Agricultural and Manufacturing Laborers, 1925-1941

Alston, LJ and Hatton, T (1991) 'The Earnings Gap Between Agricultural and Manufacturing Laborers, 1925-1941.' Journal of Economic History, 51 (01). pp. 83-99. ISSN 0022-0507

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Abstract

We estimate the monthly and hourly earnings ratio between agricultural and manufacturing laborers, adjusting for compensation received in-kind and differences in the cost of living. Our results indicate that prior to the Great Depression, agricultural compensation was similar to that in manufacturing within geographic regions, and a substantial earnings gap in favor of manufacturing emerged in the early thirties.

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 13:22
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 15:58
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3352

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