Flashcards in Changing living standards Deck (49)

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## The life expectancy of the average white American in 1915 and in 1980?

### 48 and 74.4

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## The life expectancy of the average non-white American in 1915 and 1980?

### 33 and 69.5

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## The average wage of a white American in 1939 and 1979?

### $1,234 and $28,894

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## The average wage of a non-white American in 1939 and 1979?

### $537 and $19,417

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## The number of people who owned their homes in 1920 and 1940?

### 6.7 million people and 15.2 million

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## The number of people who rented their homes in 1920 and 1940?

### 12.9 milllion and 19.6 million

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## What percentage of homes in 1940 had running water?

### 69.9%

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## What percentage of homes in 1940 had a bath or shower?

### 56.2%

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## What percentage of homes in 1940 had electric light?

### 78.7%

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## What percentage of homes in 1940 cooked on gas and what percentage cooked on electricity?

### 48.8% and 5.4%

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## What percentage of homes had central heating in 1940?

### 42% (11.3% had no heating)

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## What percentage of people had an electric fridge in 1940?

### 44.1%

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## In 1940, what percentage of homes had a radio?

### 82.8%

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## By 1929, what percentage of all goods in the USA were sold in retail chains?

### 21.9%

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## What percentage of people's income was spent on food in 1930, 1933 and 1940?

### 1930= 23.9%, 1933= 25.9%, 1940= 21.1%

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## When was the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) setup?

### 1935

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## In 1939, how many miles of new power lines were put up by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)?

### 100,000 miles

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## What percentage, approximately, of homes had electricity in 1940?

### 80%

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## How much did the government spend on healthcare in 1917, 1930 and 1940?

### 1917= $3.1 million, 1930= $11 million, 1940= $32.7 million

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## What percentage of people aged 14-17 were attending school in 1917, 1929 and 1940?

### 1917= 27.1%, 1929= 51.5%, 1940= 73%

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## What percentage of all children under the age 15 were working in 1920?

### 8.5%

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## When was it made illegal for children to work under the age 14?

### 1938

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## What was the average monthly earnings of a farmer in 1928 and 1941?

### 1928= $35.75 and 1941= $26.88 (1/4 of the average wage of a white American)

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## What percentage of homes had a TV in 1950, 1955 and 1960?

### 9%, 65% and 85%

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## How many broadcasting stations were there in 1948 and 1954?

### 1948=16 and 1954=354

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## How much did Coca Cola make before tax in 1950 and 1959?

### $55.7 million and $79.1 million

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## How much were teenagers spending a year after a survey conducted in 1959?

### $10 billion

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## What percentage of teenage spending was on transportation by 1959?

### 38%

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## In 1959, how many teenagers had cars?

### 1.5 million

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