Were Wages That Low? Strasbourg Wages and Welfare Ratios before 1775

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2017

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Vincent Geloso

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 6, 2017

Abstract

This note suggests that the region of Strasbourg in France has had its living standards grossly underestimated for the period prior to 1789. Once the proper adjustments are made, the region appears to have been much better-off than has been believed.

Keywords: Welfare Ratios; French Economic History

JEL Classification: N33

Suggested Citation

Geloso, Vincent, Were Wages That Low? Strasbourg Wages and Welfare Ratios before 1775 (January 6, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2895077 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2895077

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