Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy: Upper Canada, 1826 to 1851
AbstractBuilding on the work of McCalla, McInnis and others we describe the early income of Upper Canada over the period 1826 to 1851. The Municipal Assessments, which report ownership of land, livestock and other property, allow us to develop conjectural estimates of farm income; and various Provincial Accounts help us describe the pattern of trade as well as the development of the school system. Although we find little evidence of intensive growth in that per capita incomes stayed about the same over the period, there were remarkable increases in aggregate output and population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 950.
Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: Sep 1997
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Standard of living; Income; Upper Canada; Ontario;
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