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Population and Economy : From Hunger to Modern Economic Growth - Tommy Bengtsson

Population and Economy

From Hunger to Modern Economic Growth

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780198296539
Number Of Pages: 509

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Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population has for the past two centuries been a constant source of inspiration and debate for scholars working on relationships between population and economy in historical perspective. This book of collected essaysDSan outcome of an A-session held at the 12th International Congress of Economic History in Madrid, 1998DSsets a new standard in this 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. The volume is divided into three parts. The first section takes up classical issues, the 'positive' and the 'preventive' checks and their determinants, raised by Malthus himself, and examines the issues against fresh evidence from Europe, America, and Asia. These issues are also themes of the second part, devoted to short-term fluctuations in mortality and fertility in relation to prices, wages, and other economic indicators. The final set of chapters is a coherent collection of technically sophisticated articles from an on-going international joint project concerned with how households respond to economic stress in different economic, social and cultural settings, in traditional China, Japan, Sweden, Belgium and Italy. With a brief but well organized introduction, this collection of scholarly essays offers both demographers and economic historians a wealth of exciting findings and stimulating insights.

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 *

Introduction
What Determined the Onset of Modern Progress in the Standard of Living
Short-run and Secular Demographic Responses to Fluctuations in the Standard of Living in England, 1540-1834
Malthusian Mythologies and Chinese Realities: The Population History of One-Quarter of Humanity, 1700-2000
Population Growth and Population Regulation in Nineteenth Century Rural Scotland
Infant Mortality, Child Neglect, and Child Abandonment in European History: A Comparative Analysis
Malthus and North America: Was the United States Subject to Economic-Demographic Crises?
Malthus Revisited: Exploring Medium-range Interactions between Economic and Demographic Forces in Historic Europe
Malthus in Latin America: Demographic Responses during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Structural Factors Affecting the Short-term Positive Check in Croatia, Slavonia, and Srem in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Determinants of Mortality Variability in Historical Populations and Its Behavioural and Aggregate Consequences
Inequality in Death: Effects of the Agrarian Revolution in Southern Sweden, 1765-1965
Mortality and Economic Stress: Individual and Household Responses in a Nineteenth Century Belgian Village
Price Fluctuations, Family Structure, and Mortality in Two Rural Chinese Populations: Household Responses to Economic Stress in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
Mortality Responses to Short-term Economic Stress and Household Context in Early Modern Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages
Infant Mortality in Nineteenth Century Italy: Interactions between Ecology and Society
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ISBN: 9780198296539
ISBN-10: 0198296533
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 509
Published: 1st November 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.4  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.86