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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
|Temporal Coverage:||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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Copyright Ot 18 1978 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2011-09-15|
|Identifier in Online Catalog:||331035|
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