Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVI
January 1999

Digital Projects

“Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy”

By Frank D. Lewis and M. C. Urquhart.

Table XII
Wealth Per Head, per White, and per Household, 1774 (Minus Debts, Cash, and Labor)

Personal Wealth
  Per Head Per White  Per Household
No Adjustment
All Adult Children
Included

12.78

20.99

120.26
One-Half Adult
Children Included

12.32

20.23

115.92
Adjusted for Reporting Rate
All Adult Children
Included

10.94

17.97

102.96
One-Half Adult
Children Included

10.53

17.29

99.05