Living Standards in Nineteenth-Century Russia

@article{Dennison2012LivingSI,
  title={Living Standards in Nineteenth-Century Russia},
  author={Tracy Dennison and Steven Nafziger},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={397-441}
}
Most of the studies of living standards in pre-revolutionary Russia by economic historians have focused on a narrow range of measures for predominantly urban areas. A micro-level analysis that employs a broader set of measures of well-being for a small rural region in central Russia suggests that, contrary to previous findings, living standards were improving throughout the nineteenth century, even in seemingly less dynamic rural areas. Moreover, the variation in income and consumption patterns… Expand
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