• 1. Introduction
  • 1.1 Context
  • 1.2 Key Problems
  • 1.3 Method and Plan
  • 1.4 State of Research
  • 2. From Economic Convergence to Convergence in Consumption:Theoretical Arguments
  • 2.1 Economic Convergence in the Post-War Period: The Theory
  • 2.2 Economic Convergence and Convergence in Consumption: Theoretical Implications
  • 3. From Income Convergence to Convergence in Consumption: TheMacro-Level
  • 3.1 Britain, West Germany, and Convergence at the Macro-Level: The Record
  • 3.2 From Macroeconomic Convergence to Income Convergence
  • 3.3 From Macroeconomic Convergence to Price Convergence?
  • 3.4 From Macroeconomic Convergence to Convergence in Consumption?
  • 4. From Macroeconomic Convergence to the Convergence ofDistributions?
  • 4.1 The Distribution of Income and Expenditure: Datasets
  • 4.2 Trends in the Distribution of Income
  • 4.3 “Equality in Consumption”? Trends in the Distribution of Expenditure
  • 5. From Economic Convergence to Mass Affluence?
  • 5.1 Economic Convergence, Social Change, and Happy Families
  • 5.2 Income Convergence at the Micro-Level
  • 5.3 Mass Consumption: Convergence at the Micro-Level – and “Prosperity
  • 6. Conclusion
  • 7. Methodological Appendices
  • 8. Bibliography
  • 9. Figures