Swiss wages and earnings, 1918-1993. A critical overview and classification of available data series

This working paper aims to guide users through the data series on wages and earnings available on the website (hereafter: HSSO). It also lists additional data series that are not (yet) included in the database. The main text provides information on the historical context in which public wage statistics emerged and developed in Switzerland as well as on the broad design of several academic research projects mentioned by HSSO. More detailed presentations of sources, categories and methodologies are available in the appendices.