Economics ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 6-30-1955


For some years the writer has noticed that studies of wage rates available for general use pertain to wage conditions by industry on a national or regional basis. Literature on the subject bears upon methods employed in studies on a wide scale, or on studies of large cities or important concentrated industrial centers. There appears to be a dearth of literature on the subject of conducting wage surveys on a community basis in the smaller cities and less populated areas. Therefore, in the Fall of 1951, the writer, in connection with graduate work and the University of New Mexico, undertook a survey of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to learn something of the problems peculiar to a city of about 100,000.

At the suggestion of the Director of the Bureau of Business Research of the University of New Mexico, this 1951 survey was made a Bureau project and resulted in the second occupational wage survey of the Albuquerque area.

Degree Name


Level of Degree


Department Name

Department of Economics

First Committee Member (Chair)

R.L. Edgar

Second Committee Member

J.S. Anderson

Third Committee Member

N. Wollman




Albuquerque, Occupational Wage Survey, Wage Rates, Union Scales

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