Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1930s
Wages in ARGENTINA, 1930s
Wages in FRANCE, 1930s
Wages in GERMANY, 1930s
Wages in GREAT BRITAIN, 1930s
Wages in INDO-CHINA, 1930s
Wages in JAPAN, 1930s
Wages in MEXICO, 1930s
Wages in PALESTINE, 1930s
"All sorts of guesses have been made as to the income of the American family.... It should be emphasized that income tax returns are frequently but erroneously used as an indication of the number of families at different income levels..... only about 4 million persons file returns whereas there are 30 million families in the United States." -- Daniel Starch, Ph.D., writing in 1930 (Source)
In addition to the links below, we highly recommend the book America's Capacity to Consume, published in 1934 by the Brookings Institution. It is unparalleled in its reporting of personal and household income as well as consumer expenditures in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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