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Working Hours of the World Unite? New International Evidence of Worktime, 1870-1913

This article constructs new measures of worktime for Europe, North America, and Australia, 1870-1913. Great Britain began with the shortest work year and Belgium the longest. By 1913 certain continental countries approached British worktimes, and, consistent with recent findings on real wages,... Full description

1st Person: Huberman, Michael
Source: in The Journal of Economic History Vol. 64, No. 4 (2004), p. 964-1001
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2004
Online: Volltext
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