Gold, Prices, and Wages Under the Greenback Standard Volume 1

Gold, Prices, and Wages Under the Greenback Standard Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...in 1860. sometimes by the $1.00-$1.49 group, sometimes by the $2.00-$2.49 group. But all of the time, the highest group had the lowest relative wages.0 The comparison between the wages of males and females, afforded by the lowest group, gives the same results as previous comparisons of the sexes: --men have the higher relative wages during the war; the relations vary for the next few years; women are always in the lead after 1870. A fairer comparison may be made, however, by taking smaller wage-groups, because there are over 40 times as many men as there are women earning 75-99 cents a day in 1860. The table which follows shows the relative wages of males and of females paid 25-49 and 50-74 cents at the start. In the lower group males have the higher relative wages at every date but one until 1879; in the higher group females have the higher relative wages after January, 1865. "The large series of laborers (city publie works, establishment 35), which was excluded from the grade of unskilled workers in the note on p. 145, belongs to the wage-group of $1.00-$1.49. The effect of excluding it here is as follows: 168 University of California Publications in Economics. tVo'-TABLE 45. Arithmetic means of relative rates of wages of males and females receiving initial wages of 25-I9 and 50-74 cents per day: January and July, 1860-1880. Data obtained from the exhibits of the Aldrich Report. Note.--On method of computing arithmetic means, see pp. 94, 95. g.--Comparison with Falkner's Tables of Relative Wages. On comparing the tables which have been presented with the tables compiled from the same data under the direction of Professor R. P. Falkner and published in Part I of the Aldrich Report, one finds that they agree regarding the general...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512707
  • 9781236512703