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Basic needs budgets in policy and practice

Gordon M. Fisher

in Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352952
eISBN:
9781447352969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352952.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter takes up the history and development of standard “basic needs” budgets in the US. It explains in detail why the focus remains only on basic survival needs in the US context. It also ... More


An introduction to minimum income standards and reference budgets: international and comparative policy perspectives

Christopher Deeming

in Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352952
eISBN:
9781447352969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352952.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter gives an overview of the research in developing “minimum income standards” and “family budget standards,” “indicative budgets” and “standard budgets.” It analyzes goods and services that ... More


Family, Race, Type

Dana Simmons

in Vital Minimum: Need, Science, and Politics in Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251561
eISBN:
9780226251738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251738.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the origins of the nineteenth-century social survey, in a collision of biology and politics. Social surveys drew from the logics of biology, anthropological medicine, economic ... More


From normative budget standards to consensual minimum income standards in the UK

Jonathan Bradshaw

in Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352952
eISBN:
9781447352969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352952.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the revival of the fading tradition of minimum income standards for healthy living. It talks about the emerging theoretical frameworks of “basic needs” and “capabilities.” It ... More


The development, value and application of budget standards: reflecting on the Australian experience

Peter Saunders

in Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447352952
eISBN:
9781447352969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447352952.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter draws attention to Australia's very rich tradition of family budget research, which was associated with the Social Policy Research Centre. It explains that the idea of a basic living ... More


‘Dead, missing or prisoner of war?’ – classifying men lost in action

Barbara Hately-Broad

in War and Welfare: British POW Families, 1939–45

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078545
eISBN:
9781781702352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078545.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter elaborates the different scales of allowances that were applicable depending on whether the serviceman was deemed to be missing, prisoner of war or killed. For many families, the point ... More


The Rise of Expenditures on Leisure Goods and Services

David George Surdam

in Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190211561
eISBN:
9780190211608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211561.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Most Americans in 1900 had precious little discretionary income after putting food on the table, paying rent or mortgage installments, and other basic items. Members of the growing middle class were ... More


Diffusion and Consumption of the Surplus

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

The question now addressed is whether the large part of rural surplus appropriated by the ruling class (including the emperor) merely created a large service sector or generated a market for craft ... More


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