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Cost of Living in the United States, 1917-1919 (ICPSR 8299)
This collection contains data obtained from families of wage earners or salaried workers in industrial locales scattered throughout the United States. The purpose of the survey was to estimate the cost of living of a "typical" American family. The completed questionnaires contain information about income sources and family expenditures including specific quantities and costs of food, housing, clothing, fuel, furniture, and miscellaneous household items for the calendar year. Demographic characteristics recorded for each household member include relationship to head, age, sex, occupation, weeks spent in the household and employed, wage rate, and total earnings.
Series: Cost of Living Survey Series
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United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Cost of Living in the United States, 1917-1919. ICPSR08299-v5. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08299.v5
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08299.v5
This study was funded by:
- National Endowment for the Humanities (RT-20344-83, and RT-20576-85)
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Original ICPSR Release: 1985-01-11
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