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Technical Change and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labor: The United States in Historical Perspective

Leah Platt Boustan, Carola Frydman, and Robert A. Margo

in Human Capital in History: The American Record

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226163895
eISBN:
9780226163925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226163925.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This paper examines shifts over time in the relative demand for skilled labor in the United States. Although de-skilling in the conventional sense did occur overall in nineteenth century ... More


Prices and Wages

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0014
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Ā’ῑn-i Akbarῑ has very rich data on prices and wages. A close examination of prices of various goods shows that these prices are retail (not wholesale prices at source-markets), as Moreland had ... More


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