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The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment

Robert A. Margo

NBER Historical Working Paper No. 18
Issued in December 1990
NBER Program(s):   DAE

Microeconomic evidence reveals that the incidence and duration of unemployment in the 1930s varied significantly within the labor force. Long-term unemployment, which was especially high by historical standards, may have been exacerbated by federal relief policies.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/h0018

Published: Journal of Economic History, Vol.51, No.2, June 1991, pp.333-341.

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