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

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byLawrence H. Officer

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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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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 ...

Lawrence H. Officer is Professor of Economics at University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author or editor of 14 books; and the author of many articles in professional journals, as well as numerous book chapters, book reviews, encyclopedia contributions, and Internet essays. His most recent book is Two Centuries of Compensation fo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.51 × 5.85 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023061566X

ISBN - 13:9780230615663

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Symbols * List of Tables * List of Figures * Preface * Chapter 1. Methodology * Chapter 2. Data Sources * Chapter 3. Existing Earnings and Wage Series * Chapter 4. Plan for Construction of New Series * Chapter 5. Average Hourly Earnings * Chapter 6. Average Hourly Benefits * Chapter 7. Nominal Compensation, Real Compensation, and Standard of Living * Appendix: Feeder Series * References * Index of Names * Index of Subjects

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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