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SG1historyF11 - ECON 1740 U.S. Economic History Study Guide...

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ECON 1740 U.S. Economic History Study Guide One August 22, 2011 Introduction: The Methods of Economic Historians Gross, Daniel. “A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Erie!: The $7.9 million bet that made America” Slate.com. (March, 2005). Available On-Line 1David, Paul. 1985. “Clio and the Economics of QWERTY.” American Economic Review . 75, n. 2 (May): 332-37 Available On-Line 1. Answer the following questions about the early part of the 20 th century and the early part of the 21 st century. a. What was the average life expectancy in 1911 for males and females in the United States? How had life expectancy changed by 1998? http://www.demog.berkeley.edu/~andrew/1918/figure2.html b. What was per-capita income (income per person) in the United States in 1913? http://measuringworth.com/usgdp/ c. What would per-capita income in 1913 be worth in 2010? http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm d. What is per-capita income (income per person) in 2009? http://measuringworth.com/usgdp/ e. What percentage of adult Americans had graduated from high school in 1900? http://www.historyliteracy.org/publications.html
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