Net Data Refer To Dividend Payments Exclusive Of Those Received By Industrial Corporations. NBER Computed The Data By Adjusting Journal Of Commerce Monthly Data To The Level Of Kuznets' Annual Estimates And The Annual Data In The Statistics Of Income. The Journal Of Commerce Data Include Utilities And Semi-Private And Closed Corporations Before May 1934 And Exclude Them From That Date Onward. The Annual Data Cover Industrial Corporations Only Throughout. The Series Computed Is Considered Continuous. Source: Monthly Data From U.S. Department Of Commerce, Journal Of Commerce; Annual Data For 1919-1929: Simon Kuznets, National Income And Its Composition, 1919-1938 (NBER, 1941), Volume I; Annual Data For 1930-1941: U.S. Department Of Treasury, Statistics Of Income.
This NBER data series m08239 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08239
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Net Dividend Payments By Industrial Corporations for United States [M08239USM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08239USM144NNBR, February 13, 2016.