The Changing View of the Standard-of-Living Question in the United States

@inproceedings{Pope1993TheCV,
  title={The Changing View of the Standard-of-Living Question in the United States},
  author={Clayne L. Pope},
  year={1993}
}
The standard-of-living question was initially framed by the long-running debate over the effects of the industrial revolution on the living conditions of ordinary people. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels posed the question most dramatically arguing that industrialization reduced both the absolute and relative standard of living for workers. This formulation of the question made both the average income and the distribution of income matter in treatments of the standard-of-living question. In… CONTINUE READING