The Historical Development of Family Budget Standards in Britain, from the 17th Century to the Present

@inproceedings{Deeming2010TheHD,
  title={The Historical Development of Family Budget Standards in Britain, from the 17th Century to the Present},
  author={Christopher Deeming},
  year={2010}
}
This article reviews the British tradition of research into household budget standards and describes a rich history of theoretical and methodological innovation in the social sciences. The origins of this enterprise lie in hypothetical family budget calculations made by political arithmeticians investigating living standards in the 1600s. Systematic budget inquiries emerge in England in the 1790s and by the end of the 19th century, normative standards are applied to determine lines of poverty… CONTINUE READING