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Part B. Work and Welfare

Chapter Ba. Labor

Editor: Susan B. Carter

Associate editors: Lee A. Craig, Robert a. Margo, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Matthew Sobek, and William A. Sundstrom

Essays:

  • Labor
  • Labor force
  • Occupations
  • Wages and wage inequality
  • Hours and working conditions
  • Labor unions
  • Household production

Tables:

  • Workforce
  • Employment and unemployment
  • Employment, by industry
  • Occupations
  • Wages
  • Hours and working conditions
  • Labor unions
  • Household production
Chapter Bb. Slavery

Editors: Stanley L. Engerman, Richard Sutch, and Gavin Wright

Associate editor: Susan B. Carter

Essay: Slavery

Tables:

  • Slave population
  • Slave prices and values
  • Manumitted and fugitive slaves, and slave revolts
Chapter Bc. Education

Editor: Claudia Goldin

Essay: Education

Tables:

  • Kindergarten, elementary, and secondary school
  • Higher education
  • Educational attainment
  • earnings, by education
  • Revenues and expenditures
Chapter Bd. Health

Editor: Richard H. Steckel

Essay: Health, nutrition, and physical well-being

Tables:

  • Expenditures
  • Hospitals
  • Health care practitioners
  • Health insurance
  • Incidence of disease
  • Nutrition and health-related behaviors
  • Physical well-being
Chapter Be. Economic inequality and poverty

Editors: Peter H. Lindert [economic inequality]; Linda Barrington and Gordon M. Fisher [poverty]

Essays:

  • The distribution of income and wealth
  • Poverty

Tables:

  • Distribution of income
  • Distribution of wealth
  • Mean and median income
  • Poverty lines
  • Characteristics of the poverty population
Chapter Bf. Social insurance and public assistance

Editor: Price V. Fishback

Associate editors: Joan Underhill Hannon, Melissa A. Thomasson, and Stephen T. Ziliak

Essays:

  • Introduction
  • Public assistance: colonial times in the 1920's
  • Social welfare: 1929 to the present
Chapter Bg. Nonprofit, voluntary, and religious entities

Editor: Peter Dobkin Hall

Essay: Nonprofit, voluntary, and religious entities

Tables:

  • Nonprofit institutions
  • Voluntary associations
  • Religion
  • Philanthropy

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