The data concern real wages of Italian unskilled workers for the period 1861-1913. The data are at provincial level and real wages are estimated as welfare ratios on a barebone basket of 1940 calories following the approach of R.C. Allen, 'The Great Divergence in European Wages and Prices from the Middle Ages to the First World War', Explorations in Economic History, vol. 38, pp. 411-447.
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