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Studies in historical living standards and health: integrating the household and children into historical measures of living standards and health

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This dissertation attempts to integrate the household and children more fluidly into measures of well-being in the past. In part one, I develop a Monte Carlo simulation to test some of the assumptions of Allen’s welfare ratio methodology. These included his assumptions that family size was constant over time, that there were no female-headed households and that women and children did not participate in the labour force. After all of the adjustments, it appears that Allen’s welfare ratios u...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Schneider, EB
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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