The transformation of hunger revisited: estimating available calories from the budgets of late nineteenth-century British households

Gazeley, Ian, Newell, Andrew and Bezabih, Mintewab (2015) The transformation of hunger revisited: estimating available calories from the budgets of late nineteenth-century British households. Journal of Economic History, 75 (2). pp. 512-525. ISSN 0022-0507

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Abstract

Levels of nutrition among British worker's households in the late nineteenth century have been much debated. Trevon Logan (2006, 2009) estimated a very low average level of available calories. This paper re-examines the data and finds average levels of available calories much more in line with existing studies, more in line with what is known about energy requirements, and more in line with other aspects of the data. In sum, British households were likely to have been significantly better fed than Logan reports.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
Depositing User: Andrew Newell
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 11:38
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 03:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56865

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The Living Standards of Working Households in Britain, 1904-1960G0075ESRC-ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCILES/H000666/1