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Title:The 'Egalitarian Ideal' and the distribution of wealth in the northern agricultural community / BEBR No. 522
Author(s):Atack, Jeremy; Bateman, Fred
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
Geographic Coverage:Northeastern States
Middle West
Northeastern States
Middle West
Temporal Coverage:19th century.
19th century.
19th century.
19th century.
Issue Date:Ot 18 1978
Publisher:[Urbana, Ill.] : College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Series/Report:Faculty working papers ; no. 522
Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 30-31).
Most previous studies of the distribution of wealth during the nineteenth century have focussed either upon the slave South or the urban North. This paper on the other hand examines the distribution of wealth in 102 rural townships in sixteen northern states. The sample covers 21,118 rural households and is representative of twenty northern states. Wealth was found to be more evenly distributed in the rural North than in either the urban North or slave South. Despite this, the distribution of wealth was far from egalitarian and levels of wealth were found to be heavily dependent upon age, sex, race, education, occupation and birthplace.
Rights Information:In copyright. Digitized with permission of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Contact for information.
Copyright Ot 18 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-09-15
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Identifier in Online Catalog:331035
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm05250353

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