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

Alston, LJ and Hatton, TJ (1991) 'The Earnings Gap Between Agricultural and Manufacturing Laborers, 1925–1941.' The Journal of Economic History, 51 (1). 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. © 1991, The Economic History Association. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2012 13:22
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 16:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3352

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