New Evidence on Canadian Wage Rates, 1900-1930
This paper shows there are serious errors in published Canadian nominal wage data and presents hourly wage series, developed from firm records, for machinists, helpers, and laborers employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1900 and 1930. This new evidence suggests that real wage growth in Canada was faster than previously believed and that there were substantial changes in wage inequality.
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Volume (Year): 29 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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