Soft Coal, Hard Choices

The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

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Abstract

This is a study of the economic lives of American bituminous coal miners in the early part of this century. Most studies of labor in coal mining focus on the struggle to organize unions. This study offers a broader, more quantitative picture of the labor market, making use of economic theory and statistics, and emphasizing competition among employers for labor, the legal environment, the development of institutions in response to transaction costs, as well as the impact of labor unions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages290
ISBN (Print)9780199855025, 0195067258, 9780195067255
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2011

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Labor
Economic welfare
Labor unions
Economic theory
Economics
Employers
Labour market
Legal environment
Transaction costs
Statistics
Coal mining
Market making

Keywords

  • Bituminous coal
  • Coal miners
  • Competition
  • Economic theory
  • Institutions
  • Labor market
  • Labor unions
  • Legal environment
  • Transaction costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Soft Coal, Hard Choices : The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930. / Fishback, Price V.

Oxford University Press, 2011. 290 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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