The Oxford Handbook of American Economic History

Manufacturing Growth and Structural Change in American Economic History

Lee, Changkeun / Rhode, W. Paul(Author)

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Changkeun-
dc.contributor.authorRhode, W. Paul-
dc.description.abstractOver past 200 years, industrialization was the driving force in the economic development of most nations experiencing “modern economic growth.” Industrial activity generally expanded faster than the economy as a whole, and the sector grew to account for sizable shares of output, employment, and trade. Manufacturing activities have generally experienced faster rates of productivity growth than the economy as a whole and the sector has often paid higher labor wages. Manufacturing also contributes materiel and technology for military purposes. For these reasons, policymakers and the public have long viewed manufacturing as being of greater importance than other activities. This chapter surveys growth and structural change in the American manufacturing sector over the past 200 years. It chronicles the sector’s transformation during the first (1810–1860), second (1870–1920), and third (1970–present) industrial revolutions. It examines the forces, such as globalization, information technologies, and deindustrialization, shaping the sector today.-
dc.description.tableOfContentsIntroduction Part I Population and Health Demography in American Economic History Health, Disease, and Sanitation in American Economic History US Fertility Rates and Childbearing in American Economic History, 1800–2010 Immigration in American Economic History Anthropometric History in American Economic History Health Policy in American Economic History Part II Production and Structural Change Agriculture in American Economic History Manufacturing Growth and Structural Change in American Economic History Manufacturing Productivity Growth in American Economic History Services in American Economic History Business Organization in American Economic History Executive Compensation in American Economic History Part III Factors of Production The Labor Force in American Economic History Labor Market Institutions in the Gilded Age of American Economic History Retirement and Pensions in American Economic History Capital, Income Growth, in American Economic History Education and Human Capital in American Economic History Natural Resources in American Economic History-
dc.publisherOxford University Press-
dc.relation.isPartOfThe Oxford Handbook of American Economic History-
dc.subjectIndustrial revolution-
dc.subjectInformation technology-
dc.titleManufacturing Growth and Structural Change in American Economic History-
dc.contributor.affiliatedAuthorLee, Changkeun-
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