Raymond Goldsmith’s book provides annual estimates of national wealth and its components for the period 1945-1958 in current and in constant (1947-1949) prices, and on a gross (undepreciated) and net (depreciated) basis. These figures continue and expand the author’s 1900-1945 estimates, published in A Study of Saving in the United States, Volume III. The estimates for aggregate national wealth are broken down by the main forms of tangible assets but also by the main economic sectors which hold these assets, thus providing wealth statements for each of the seven major sectors. This is the only set of national wealth estimates now available for the United States.
Originally published in 1962.
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