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dc.contributor.authorGazeley, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:04:35Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:04:35Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090824230en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35951-
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents a statistical generalisation, to working families in the whole of Britain, of Rowntree's finding that absolute poverty declined dramatically in York between 1899 and 1936. We use poverty lines devised by contemporary social investigators and two relatively newly-discovered data sets. We estimate an almost complete elimination of absolute poverty among working households for the whole of the Britain between 1904 and 1937. We offer a number of pieces of corroborative evidence that give support to our findings. We decompose the poverty reduction into the effects of two proximate causes, of roughly equal importance, the decline in family size and the rise of real wages. We conclude with some speculation about the deeper causes of the decline.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4295en_US
dc.subject.jelN3en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordliving standardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordBritainen_US
dc.subject.keyworddemographic changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordreal wage growthen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwReallohnen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwDemographischer Übergangen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe end of destitutionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn60942548Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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