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This book of collected essays--an outcome of an A-session held at the 12th International Congress of Economic History in Madrid, 1998--sets a new standard in an active and influential field of research. The contributors go beyond the conventional Eur... weiterlesen
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Titel: Population and Economy: From Hunger to Modern Economic Growth
Autor/en: Bengtsson, Osamu Saito

ISBN: 0198296533
EAN: 9780198296539
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Sprache: Englisch.
OXFORD UNIV PR

August 2000 - gebunden - 512 Seiten

Beschreibung

This book of collected essays--an outcome of an A-session held at the 12th International Congress of Economic History in Madrid, 1998--sets a new standard in an active and influential field of research. The contributors go beyond the conventional European and North American geographical boundaries, bringing out new empirical findings and developing new arguments.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; 1. What Determined the Onset of Modern Progress in the Standard of Living; 2. Short-run and Secular Demographic Responses to Fluctuations in the Standard of Living in England, 1540-1834; 3. Malthusian Mythologies and Chinese Realities: The Population History of One-Quarter of Humanity, 1700-2000; 4. Population Growth and Population Regulation in Nineteenth Century Rural Scotland; 5. Infant Mortality, Child Neglect, and Child Abandonment in European History: A Comparative Analysis; 6. Malthus and North America: Was the United States Subject to Economic-Demographic Crises?; 7. Malthus Revisited: Exploring Medium-range Interactions between Economic and Demographic Forces in Historic Europe; 8. Malthus in Latin America: Demographic Responses during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; 9. Structural Factors Affecting the Short-term Positive Check in Croatia, Slavonia, and Srem in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; 10. Determinants of Mortality Variability in Historical Populations and Its Behavioural and Aggregate Consequences; 11. Inequality in Death: Effects of the Agrarian Revolution in Southern Sweden, 1765-1965; 12. Mortality and Economic Stress: Individual and Household Responses in a Nineteenth Century Belgian Village; 13. Price Fluctuations, Family Structure, and Mortality in Two Rural Chinese Populations: Household Responses to Economic Stress in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Liaoning; 14. Mortality Responses to Short-term Economic Stress and Household Context in Early Modern Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages; 15. Infant Mortality in Nineteenth Century Italy: Interactions between Ecology and Society

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Tommy Bengtsson is Associate Professor of Economic History at Lund University. He is currently also Guest Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology. Osamu Saito is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Research at Hitotsubashi University.

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With a brief introduction, this collection of scholarly essays offers both demographers and economic historians a wealth of new findings and insights. Development and Cooperation
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