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The Rural Urban Wage Gap in the Industrialization of Russia, 1885-1913

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This study provides statistical evidence that Russian rural/urban wages diverged substantially during the industrialization of Russia in the late nineteenth century. However, over time both the variation declined and integration somewhat increased as rural labor responded to new opportunities. The patterns were moderately clear for nominal wages. This study supports Paul Gregory's conclusion that relative advances in the productivity of land in agriculture were accompanied by far greater mobi...

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Volume:
14
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2000-01-01
URN:
uuid:ffa77817-b935-4daa-a2a4-c33ccc35698e
Local pid:
ora:1050
Language:
English

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