Economic Growth and the Development of Real Wages: Swedish Construction Workers' Wages in Comparative Perspective, 1831-1900

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Abstract

Using new and uniquely detailed data, we examine how construction workers' wages in Sweden developed between 1831 and 1900. Wages grew rapidly from the 1850s, and comparisons with Northwestern Europe show that Swedish workers benefited more from growth than workers elsewhere. Globalization forces, most notably overseas migration, in combination with flexible and well-integrated labor markets-signified by strong regional convergence, falling skill differentials, and small urban-rural wage gaps-pushed up wages in Sweden.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Uppsala universitet
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Ekonomisk historia
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)813-852
Antal sidor40
TidskriftJournal of Economic History
Volym80
Utgåva nummer3
Tidigt onlinedatum2020 jun 22
StatusPublished - 2020 sep
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa