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Living standards in the United States : a consumption-based approach

Author: Daniel T Slesnick
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, ©2000.
Series: AEI studies on understanding economic inequality.
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Over the course of nearly every national presidential campaign we are asked whether we are better off than we were four years ago. The question is almost always rhetorical. But many economists have attempted to address the standard-of-living issue objectively, and, for the most part, their findings paint a bleak picture. In Living Standards in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick demonstrates that this pessimistic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel T Slesnick
ISBN: 0844771422 9780844771427
OCLC Number: 44401331
Description: ix, 55 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Conceptual issues --
The standard of living --
Inequality in household welfare --
Poverty in the United States.
Series Title: AEI studies on understanding economic inequality.
Responsibility: Daniel T. Slesnick.

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Over the course of nearly every national presidential campaign we are asked whether we are better off than we were four years ago. The question is almost always rhetorical. But many economists have attempted to address the standard-of-living issue objectively, and, for the most part, their findings paint a bleak picture. In Living Standards in the United States, Daniel T. Slesnick demonstrates that this pessimistic view of social welfare in the United States is unwarranted. The erroneous conclusions arise from the income-based methods used by the Bureau of the Census and others to measure welfare; a more accurate assessment is based on what families consume. Examining the two practices and highlighting the advantages of the consumption-based approach, Slesnick questions the case for changes in politics that are predicated on a declining or stagnant standard of living.

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