Living Standards in Britain 1900-2000: Women's Century?

  title={Living Standards in Britain 1900-2000: Women's Century?},
  author={Sara Horrell},
  journal={National Institute Economic Review},
  pages={62 - 77}
  • S. Horrell
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Economics
  • National Institute Economic Review
Two composite measures are calculated to map improvements in living standards over the 20th century: the Dasgupta–Weale index and the Human Development Index. A gendered version of the latter is also considered. Indicators of income, leisure, inequality, wealth, health, education and political rights are included. The indices reveal a century of progress. But progress has been neither continuous nor uniformly shared. Downturns are evident in some of the indicators since 1980, demonstrating that… 
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