chapter  19
THE STANDARD OF LIFE
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We have already discovered, through assessing the instruments of change in Edwardian society, many of the features of that change itself. But to give a proper measure of the outcome, the fruits of both conscious and unconscious pressures for change, we need to look at the patterns as a whole. We shall examine, then, three spheres of general social change, returning through them to the themes of the dimensions of inequality with which we started-in sustenance, in the family, in social class. We begin with sustenance: with the ordinary standard of life.