Covering the years from 1920 to 1929, a new source about living standards in Czechoslovakia, obtained from the archives of the Czech Statistical Office based in Prague, will soon join the HHB database.
This series of publications reporting household budgets, published almost regularly from 1922 to 1931, is extremely rich, with details about household composition, occupations, revenues, expenditures, and food and beverage consumption. On average, about one hundred variables per year.
Provided that Czechoslovakia became a sovereign state in 1918, as a consequence of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after WWI, this source represents a complete novelty for the area. The availability of data about more than 800 households is crucial to understand the economic development of this newborn State.