Drawing on a number of virtually uptapped sources of data, this book presents a vivid and extremely detailed picture of the daily lives of working and middle class American families from the end of World War 1 to the 1980s. This book will add discussion about how much the US can expect living standards to increase for the next generaion in a globalized economy.Even one-half of low-income families had some clothes dry cleaned. The relative use of maids and baby-sitters switched places between 1950 and 1973, as the proportion of wage-earner and salaried families having maid service decreasedanbsp;...
|Title||:||American Standards of Living|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins - 1994|