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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
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2015 The Economic History Association
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:41
Projects: RES-062-23-2054
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62324

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