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The Colonial Origins of Divergence in the Americas: A Labour Market Approach.

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Part of a long-run project to put together a systematic database of prices and wages for the American contingents, this paper takes a first look at standards of living in a series of North American and Latin American cities. From secondary sources we collected price data that - with diverse degrees of quality - covers various years between colonization and independence and, following the methodology now familiar in the literature, we built estimations of price indexes for Boston, Philadelphi...

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Department of Economics (University of Oxford)
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2011-01-01
Language:
English
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15268
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2011-12-15

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