SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 número53Elementos para una historia de las violencias estatales en la Argentina en el siglo XX índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




  • No hay articulos citadosCitado por SciELO

Links relacionados

  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana Dr. Emilio Ravignani

versión impresa ISSN 0524-9767versión On-line ISSN 1850-2563


ROCCHI, Fernando. Una expansión desigual. Los cambios en el consumo argentino, desde principios del siglo XX hasta la década de 1940. Bol. Inst. Hist. Argent. Am. Dr. Emilio Ravignani [online]. 2020, n.53, pp.229-255. ISSN 0524-9767.

This article analyzes the evolution of consumption in Argentina from the first decade of the twentieth century to 1940, with a special emphasis on the transformations that occurred in the three periods that covered that space of time: the so-called Belle Époque that unfolded between 1903 and 1913, the fourteen years of administration of the Radical Party between 1916 and 1930 and, finally, the ten years that followed the economic crisis that began in 1929. The objective is to show the changes and continuities concerning the quantities and qualities of the goods demanded by the population. Due to the influence exerted on consumption by the level of income (directly related to real wages) and the levels of nutrition and health, the article not only shows the quantitative and qualitative evolution in the consumption of goods, but also analyses the social and regional inequalities that were directly related to the distribution of family expenditure. To this end, different sources and publications are analyzed, many of which make estimates, along with qualitative information.

Palabras clave : Consumption; Social History; Argentina in the Twentieth Century; Income Distribution; Regional Divergence.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )