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Roman Real Wages in Context

Walter Scheidel

Stanford University

August 23, 2010

This paper presents and discusses evidence of real incomes in the Roman period. It shows that real wages rose in response to demographic contractions. There is no evidence that would support the assumption that Roman economic growth raised real wages for workers. However, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: relevant data are scarce and highly unevenly distributed in time and space.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: Real wages, Roman economy

JEL Classification: J30, N33

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Date posted: September 23, 2010  

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Scheidel, Walter, Roman Real Wages in Context (August 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1663559 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1663559

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