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Guns and Butter - But No Margarine: The Impact of Nazi Economic Policies on German Food Consumption, 1933-38

Spoerer, Mark and Streb, Jochen (2013) Guns and Butter - But No Margarine: The Impact of Nazi Economic Policies on German Food Consumption, 1933-38. Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte (1), pp. 75-88.

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Abstract

The German population's material standard of living during the 'peace years' of the Nazi regime (1933-38) is much debated. We use hitherto disregarded consumption data and the axiom of revealed preferences to test whether the material standard of living improved. We find that the food consumption bundle realized in 1935-36 must have been inferior to that of 1927-28, despite GDP per capita being ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2013
Institutions:Philosophy, Art History, History, and Humanities > Institut für Geschichte > Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte - Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer
Interdisciplinary Subject Network:Not selected
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10.1524/jbwg.2013.0005DOI
Classification:
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N34Journal of Economics Literature Classification
D12Journal of Economics Literature Classification
P46Journal of Economics Literature Classification
Keywords:Germany Consumption Nazi Food
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History & geography > 943 General history of Europe Central Europe Germany
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Partially
Item ID:27583
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