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

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American living standards improved considerably between 1900 and 2000. While most observers focus on gains in per-capita income as a measure of economic well-being, economists have used other measures of well-being: height, weight, and longevity. The increased amount of leisure time per week and across people's lifetimes, however, has been an unsung aspect of the improved standard of living in America. In Century of the Leisured Masses , David George Surdam explores the growing presence of leisure activities in Americans' ...

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Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America
2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190211578

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Century of the Leisured Masses: Entertainment and the Transformation of Twentieth-Century America
2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190211561

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