Tymofii Brik. Income and occupational inequalities in Premodern Ukraine: Cossacks, Peasants, and Unmarried girls.

This article investigates to what extent human capital and social origins can explain income and occupational inequalities among servants in the city of Poltava in 1765-1769 years. The census data suggests that in case of women a combination of human capital (experience with age for young girls) was combined with social circumstances (married and widows had higher salaries which had only an option to go down). In case of men Cossacks and peasants were not…

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