Two Centuries of Compensation for U.S. Production Workers in Manufacturing

Authors: Officer, L.

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Production workers continue to be an important group in the economy. Two Centuries of Compensation for U.S. Production Workers in Manufacturing is the first long-run annual series of average hourly compensation for U.S. production workers in manufacturing. Officer reviews both data sources and existing literature on related historical series as well as using current official statistics. The new series provides original insights into the standard of living of these workers.

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Lawrence H. Officer is Professor of Economics at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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"Highly valuable to scholars interested in quantitative economic history . . ..An intellectual triumph." - Robert E. Hall, Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics, Stanford University


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Methodology

    Pages 1-14

    Officer, Lawrence H.

  • Data Sources

    Pages 15-74

    Officer, Lawrence H.

  • Existing Earnings and Wage Series

    Pages 75-95

    Officer, Lawrence H.

  • Plan for Construction of New Series

    Pages 97-101

    Officer, Lawrence H.

  • Average Hourly Earnings

    Pages 103-153

    Officer, Lawrence H.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Two Centuries of Compensation for U.S. Production Workers in Manufacturing
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62130-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230621305
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61566-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 224
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