QUALITY OF LIFE: BOOM, CRISIS, RECOV AND WAR

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LIVING STANDARDS MEASURED BY:
factors that contribute to a person’s physical well-being e.g. health, diet, housing, social capital and wages
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REAL INCOME- takes into account inflation effect on what can be bought with money earned
Wages for the poorest fell until 1934 - but prices fell faste than wages // Families shrank // Real cost of living fell a third 1920-38 // AVG wages doubled during WW2
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HOUSING
4M homes built during inter-war period // 1914: 10% pop h.owners, 1938:32% // 3.5M homes bombed WW2 // pre-fabs and 1946 New Towns Act
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HEALTH AND DIET - INTERWAR
1.7M injured in war, 1921, 1M w/ disab pensions // 40% men unfit for combat // alc decrease // rationing and 1914 Edu Act // infact mortality halved // 1930s Hunger Marchers + no nat.h.care
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HEALTH AND DIET - WW2
evac shock of diet // Rationing: price controls means more afford // Dig For Victor Campaign encourage veggies - Rat. End 1954 // 450k Brits killed in WW2
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REGIONAL VARIATIONS
Trad industs hit // 1929, 5% l.term unemp, 1932 16.4% - Bev: 85% l.term from S.Wales, Scot and North Eng // Variations in 'means tests'
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CONSUMPTION (also regional)
1961, 96% of homes had elec // fridges etc preserved for m.class - not mass consumer market // Clothing rationing levelled fashion across classes
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GROWTH OF CONSUMERISM
Cent Heating, 5% 1960, 50% 1977 // almost all houses had TV 1970 // Fashion 'The Look', for anyone // 1950 first Sainsbury's // 1972 Min of Consumer Affairs set up to protect consumers
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INCOMES
Hobsbawn: 1950s-70s 'goldern era' of w.capitalism // disposable inc rose 30% in 50s // food and clothes only absorbed 30% spending 1965
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CREDIT
1974 Consumer Credit Act: clarified rights and responsibilities for lenders and borrowers, paved 80s // C.Cards used 1966
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REAL INCOME- takes into account inflation effect on what can be bought with money earned

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Wages for the poorest fell until 1934 - but prices fell faste than wages // Families shrank // Real cost of living fell a third 1920-38 // AVG wages doubled during WW2

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