The Cost of Living in Twelve Industrial Cities

The Cost of Living in Twelve Industrial Cities

The Cost of Living in Twelve Industrial Cities

The Cost of Living in Twelve Industrial Cities

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This volume contains the results of a cost of living investigation conducted by National Industrial Conference Board in twelve representative American industrial cities between August and October, 1927. This investigation was undertaken as part of the study of " The Economic Status of the Wage Earner in New York and Other States," which was one of the series of investigations prepared by the National Industrial Conference Board at the request of Associated Industries of New York State, Inc., and submitted to the New York State Industrial Survey Commission. Because of the widespread interest in comparative cost of living data, this phase of the investigation is treated extensively in this volume to meet the needs of those who desire detailed information on this subject.

The Conference Board is under great obligation to the Chambers of Commerce and many social welfare organizations in the cities visited. The secretaries of these organizations gave generously of their time and their knowledge of local conditions and greatly assisted to assure representative and authentic results.

This volume is the result of an investigation conducted by Miss F. Beatrice Brower and assistants of the Conference Board's Research Staff, under the supervision of the Staff Economic Council.

In the preparation of its studies the National Industrial Conference Board avails itself of the experience and judgment of the business executives who compose its membership, and of recognized authorities in special fields, in addition to the scientific knowledge and equipment of its Research Staff. The publications of the Board thus finally represent the result of scientific investigation and broad business experience, and the conclusions expressed therein are those of the Conference Board as a body.

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