Flashcards in Changing living standards Deck (49)
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1

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

48 and 74.4

2

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

33 and 69.5

3

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

$1,234 and $28,894

4

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

$537 and $19,417

5

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

6.7 million people and 15.2 million

6

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

12.9 milllion and 19.6 million

7

What percentage of homes in 1940 had running water?

69.9%

8

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

56.2%

9

What percentage of homes in 1940 had electric light?

78.7%

10

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

48.8% and 5.4%

11

What percentage of homes had central heating in 1940?

42% (11.3% had no heating)

12

What percentage of people had an electric fridge in 1940?

44.1%

13

In 1940, what percentage of homes had a radio?

82.8%

14

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

21.9%

15

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

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

16

When was the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) setup?

1935

17

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

100,000 miles

18

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

80%

19

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

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

20

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

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

21

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

8.5%

22

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

1938

23

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)

24

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

9%, 65% and 85%

25

How many broadcasting stations were there in 1948 and 1954?

1948=16 and 1954=354

26

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

$55.7 million and $79.1 million

27

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

$10 billion

28

What percentage of teenage spending was on transportation by 1959?

38%

29

In 1959, how many teenagers had cars?

1.5 million

30

What percentage of teenage spending was on clothing and sports by 1959?

24%