Standards of Living in Appalachia, 1960 — 2000

Author(s): Dan A. Black, Mark Mather, and Seth G. Sanders
Author Organization(s): University of Chicago, Population Reference Bureau, and University of Maryland at College Park

This report uses data from the 1960 to 2000 decennial census to serve two purposes. First, it measures the extent to which standards of living among Appalachian families have improved along several important dimensions of consumption and housing. Second, it examines housing and consumption trends to see the degree to which Appalachian living standards have approached the typical standards for families in the rest of the United States.