Were Wages That Low? Strasbourg Wages and Welfare Ratios before 1775
11 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 6, 2017
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
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