Emigrating is Costly-How Much Money Did the Emigrants Have?

The average cash assets of the Swabian emigrants amounted to 294 guilders. The individual emigrant had to have more than the person emigrating with his family, that is 325 instead of 256 guilders. For the purpose of comparison, the weekly wages of a male worker, at the time, were 12 guilders, a woman received 6 guilders and an adolescent worked for 3 guilders, which means that the Swabian emigrants were rather more well-to-do than poor people.
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