Reader comment on: More on the 1900 Census
Submitted by Cole Kendall (United States), Dec 16, 2009 21:56
If you go to Gawande's source, the table notes:
41 percent of workforce employed in agriculture
This number appears to be derived from Series D 1-10 from this volume
which reports that in 1900 11,050,000 people were employed on farms out of 26,956 ,000 total employed.
This is somewhere between the two estimates.
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