Three budgets for a retired couple in urban areas of the United States, 1967-68

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for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1970 - Business & Economics - 74 pages

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Page 3 - Intermediate and higher budgets in several specifications: The family lives in rental housing without air conditioning, relies heavily on the use of public transportation, supplemented, where necessary, by the use of an older car, performs more services for itself, and utilizes free recreation facilities in the community. The life style in the higher budget, on the other hand...
Page 37 - The budget is based on rents for two- and three-room dwellings which meet standards established by the American Public Health Association and the US Public Housing Administration.
Page 1 - to find out what it costs a worker's family to live in the large cities of the United States.
Page 39 - Census in a format as used by the Office of Research and Statistics of the Social Security Administration. Publications: 'Measurements of Transfer Income in the Current Population Survey,
Page 1 - maintenance of health and social well-being, the nurture of children, and participation in community activities are both desirable and necessary social goals for all families.
Page 1 - modest but adequate" standard of living in New York City. In the garment industry, women's and misses' dresses section (that is the ILGWU Dress Joint Board) regular inside and contract shops, as of August 1960, assuming a 35-hour week approximately 47,644 (83 percent) workers earned less than $3.30 an hour.
Page 3 - For a majority of the items in the list of goods and services that are common to the three budgets, both the quantity and quality levels in the lower budget are below, while those in the higher are above, the levels specified for the moderate budget.
Page 5 - For categories of consumption where scientific standards have not been formulated — housefurnishings, household operation, clothing, personal care, education, reading, recreation, meals away from home, and alcoholic beverages — the ratings...
Page 3 - First, nutritional and health standards, as determined by scientists and technicians, were used for the food-at-home and the housing components. The selection among the various kinds of food and housing arrangements meeting the standards was based on actual choices made by families, as revealed by surveys of consumer expenditures.
Page iii - Standard and describes the change in this budget over the last two decades (issued October 1967). Bulletin 1570-2 describes the Revised Equivalence Scale for estimating budget costs for families of different size, age, and type (issued as preliminary October 1967, and final November 1968). Bulletin 1570-3 reports on the autumn 1966 Pricing Procedures, Specifications, and Average Prices used for the intermediate budget (issued August 1968).

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