Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s

  title={Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s},
  author={Robert A. Margo},
  journal={Econometrics: Applied Econometrics \& Modeling eJournal},
  • R. Margo
  • Published 1 September 1992
  • Economics
  • Econometrics: Applied Econometrics & Modeling eJournal
This paper surveys recent research on employment and unemployment in the 1930s. Unlike earlier studies that tended to rely heavily on aggregate time series, the research discussed in this paper focuses on disaggregated data. This shift in focus stems from two factors. First, dissaggregated evidence provides many more degrees of freedom than the decade of annual observations associated with the depression and thus can prove helpful in discriminating between macroeconomic models. Second, and more… 
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