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Lebergott, Stanley

Overview
Works: 21 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 6,359 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,050 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
Manpower in economic growth; the American record since 1800 by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American economy : income, wealth, and want by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americans, an economic record by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth and want by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 613 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
Quantity & quiddity : essays in U.S. economic history( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing consumer choices have built microchip factories where cotton fields used to be and have doomed cities from New Bedford to Detroit, while the impact of these choices on jobs and tax revenues has stimulated the creation of models of consumer behavior. Even finely tuned econometric models, however, have not served well as guides for policy choices, for they have relied chiefly on data for the Great Depression and the Cold War era or on biased budget surveys. Stanley Lebergott here provides the way to greater realism with new data for the entire twentieth century, including the decades of peacetime prosperity. The new measures also permit moving from the level of the nation to the state.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.Originally published in 1995.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
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 25 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

Men without work by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer expenditures by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing consumer choices have built microchip factories where cotton fields used to be and have doomed cities from New Bedford to Detroit, while the impact of these choices on jobs and tax revenues has stimulated the creation of models of consumer behavior. Even finely tuned econometric models, however, have not served well as guides for policy choices, for they have relied chiefly on data for the Great Depression and the Cold War era or on biased budget surveys. Stanley Lebergott here provides the way to greater realism with new data for the entire twentieth century, including the decades of peacetime prosperity. The new measures also permit moving from the level of the nation to the state
Long-term trends in the US standard of living by Stanley Lebergott( )

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

Pursuing happiness by Stanley Lebergott( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 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

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 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

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

Lebergott, Stanley: Statistics, EDP, and the tax administrator. S. 237-248
Nonprofits should rethink investment strategies by Stanley Lebergott( )

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

 
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Pursuing happiness : American consumers in the twentieth century
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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English (125)

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The Americans, an economic recordConsumer expenditures : new measures & old motives