The Standard of Living of the Californian Gold-Diggers

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Finzsch, Norbert (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Washington D.C., USA)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Determination of the weekly wholesale price of 35 consumer goods and formation of a basket of goods; evaluation in view of the standard of living of gold-diggers in the mine cities of California and the tendency to take up wage working conditions. Topics: Date of price information, source information, city, prices of approx. 35 consumer goods.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1849 / 1860
Geographic Coverage
  • California (US-CA)
    San Francisco
Sampled Universe
Wholesale prices of consumer goods
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Price lists in newspapers.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 500
    Number of Variables: 52
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8033 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23