Labor market integration before the Civil War by Robert A. Margo

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  • Labor market -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Econometric models.,
  • Wage differentials -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Econometric models.,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- To 1865 -- Regional disparities -- Econometric models.

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StatementRobert A. Margo.
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 6643, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 6643.
ContributionsNational Bureau of Economic Research.
LC ClassificationsHB1 .W654 no. 6643
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Pagination58 p. ;
Number of Pages58
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Open LibraryOL22402872M

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50(1), pagesMarch.; Thomas J. Weiss, "U.S. Labor Force Estimates and Economic Growth, ," NBER Chapters, in: American Economic Growth and Standards of Living before the Civil War. Geographic Aspects of Labor Market Integration before the Civil War Chapter 4 examined wage gaps between farm and nonfarm labor before the Civil War, a sectoral aspect of labor market integration.

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While the majority of Americans in every part of the country lived and worked on farms, their economic lives differed fundamentally from each other. In the South, life revolved around unfree labor and staple crops.

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