THE VARIATION OF WAGES WITH GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
The assertion that wages vary widely from section to section of the United States is commonly accepted and is frequently made an axiom of wage theories. In pursuance of this theory, wages in the South are much lower, and wages in the West much higher than wages in any other part of the United States, yet a careful analysis of wage statistics shows that, generally speaking, neither of these assumptions is wholly correct, because there is no great wage variation from one section of the United States to another. Wages are not markedly lower in the South than in the North, though in the far West they appear to be somewhat higher than in the eastern parts of the country.
Most of the evidence adduced in the discussion of the Federal Telephone Investigation, showed