Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVI
January 1999

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“Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy”

By Frank D. Lewis and M. C. Urquhart.

Table II: Four Options for Basic Household Structure, 1660

Option Taxables
HH Taxables Male Inmates Women and Children Population
Per HH N N N Per HH N Per HH N Per HH
1 3.0333 121 367.03 246.03 2.04 367.03 3.03 734.06 6.07
2 3.0920 121 374.13 253.13 2.09 374.13 3.09 743.66 6.18
3 3.2684 121 395.48 274.48 2.27 395.48 3.27 790.96 6.54
4 2.6018 121 395.48 243.48 1.60 395.48 2.60 790.96 5.20