“Data to Die For”? Finnish Historical Household Budgets
No 3, HHB Working Papers Series from The Historical Household Budgets Project
This essay charts the history, nature and uses of Finnish historical household budget data. Three perspectives are discussed: that of the changing interests of the state in producing knowledge on households; that of the multiple interests of various societal actors in shaping household behaviour through budgeting, including the households themselves; and that of reanalysis for modern economic history. In this last instance, the main focus is on behavioural, microeconometric perspectives. In the process, an overview of the sources available – “data to die for” – will be presented. To conclude, historically generated bias and future research potential of the sources are discussed.
Keywords: economic history; Finland; household budgets; methodology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N01 N34 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
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