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Lebergott, Stanley

Overview
Works: 20 works in 136 publications in 1 language and 6,592 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: HC110.C6, 330.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stanley Lebergott
Pursuing happiness : American consumers in the twentieth century by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether watching baseball or undergoing heart surgery, Americans have bought a variety of goods and services to achieve happiness. Here is a provocative look at what they have chosen to purchase. Stanley Lebergott maintains that the average consumer has behaved more reasonably than many distinguished critics of "materialism" have suggested. He sees consumers seeking to make an uncertain and often cruel world into a pleasanter and more convenient place--and, for the most part, succeeding. With refreshing common sense, he reminds us of what many "luxuries" have meant, especially for women: increased income since 1900 has been used largely to lighten the backbreaking labor once required by household chores. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The American economy : income, wealth, and want by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every economic system exists only to satisfy human wants, yet most systems fail to do so. Taking a keen look at the gap between goal and result, Stanley Lebergott appraises public policies relating to the U.S. distribution of income and wealth today. Part I shows that many programs have disappointed their proponents because certain basic assumptions were not understood. The author's new data suggest more realistic answers to much-debated questions: Are the rich getting richer? How much "upward mobility" exists? What approaches to poverty, starvation, and discrimination are practical today? In Part II, size distributions are derived for wealth in 1970, for income in 1900, and for white and non-white income for the period 1900-1970. These data include new estimates for key items in the standard of living since 1900, with detail on services that have dominated the "postindustrial" economy. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Wealth and want by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There exist eight reliable ways to increase poverty and the United States is now pursuing seven of them, according to Lebergott. His provocative examination of income and wealth in this country reveals the impossibility of ending poverty permanently without changing American capitalism beyond recognition. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Manpower in economic growth; the American record since 1800 by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1964 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men without work : the economics of unemployment by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer expenditures : new measures & old motives by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing our interest in individual economic well-being, Lebergott argues that consumer expenditure provides a better guide than the usual data on money income before tax. He also challenges continued reliance on a single consumption function in macro models. In other essays he uses the new data to demonstrate that the supposed "flawed prosperity" of the 1920s was not responsible for the Great Depression; points out the limitations of the usual consumer budget surveys; and contrasts the role of age, nativity, and other factors in creating interstate differences. The new data, which link to the official BEA estimates, will provide raw material to test and extend theories of how the consumer and the economy function
The Americans, an economic record by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantity & quiddity : essays in U.S. economic history( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of forecasting short term unemployment change, report to the Office of Manpower, Automation and Training, U.S. Department of Labor by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present report outlines preliminary findings in a study of how to develop a practical model for the forecasting of short term unemployment changes. Since the varying tide of demands for GNP final goods and services is surely central in any explanation of variations in employment and unemployment, the author began with one approach to measuring these forces. The use was explored of manufacturers' unfilled orders (in the form of a ratio of orders minus inventories to sales). This was done because variations in factory hirings are sparked by orders, and because these in turn stimulate demands on suppliers (e.g. mining) and distributors (e.g. transport, trade) of factory products. The ratio that was derived proves to be highly correlated with unemployment levels since 1947, at -.865. A second category of variables investigated are those that relate to the gradual diffusion of business cycle change--among firms, industries, areas, etc. A third category of variables studied relate to the persistence of business cycle change. For a persistent trend of employment, even if small, reports something just as relevant to forecasting future trends as the mere magnitude of change in a given period
American economic growth; an economist's history of the United States by Lance E Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of forecasting short term unemployment change, report to the Office of Manpower, Automation and Training, U.S. Dept of Labor by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing happiness by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods for forcasting short term unemployment change : report by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-term trends in the US standard of living by Stanley Lebergott( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor force, employment, and unemployment, 1929-39 : estimating methods by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer expenditures : new measures et old motives by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing our interest in individual economic well-being, Lebergott argues that consumer expenditure provides a better guide than the usual data on money income before tax. He also challenges continued reliance on a single consumption function in macro models. In other essays he uses the new data to demonstrate that the supposed "flawed prosperity" of the 1920s was not responsible for the Great Depression; points out the limitations of the usual consumer budget surveys; and contrasts the role of age, nativity, and other factors in creating interstate differences. The new data, which link to the official BEA estimates, will provide raw material to test and extend theories of how the consumer and the economy function
Symposium on implications of electronic data processing for tax administration and tax poliky, April 1961 by William H Smith( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vickrey, William: Electronic data processing and tax policy. S. 271-285
Nonprofits should rethink investment strategies by Stanley Lebergott( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Women's work : home to market by Stanley Lebergott( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Pursuing happiness : American consumers in the twentieth century
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Consumer expenditures : new measures & old motivesThe Americans, an economic record
Alternative Names
Stanley Lebergott American economist

Stanley Lebergott Amerikaans econoom (1918-2009)

Stanley Lebergott amerikansk ekonom

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Stanley Lebergott economista estadounidense

Stanley Lebergott economista estatunidenc

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