Favorites of fortune: technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial Revolution
A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.
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Table 1.1. Perhaps the most significant aspect of their data is that they drastically
diminish the role of crisis mortality as an explanation for the high average
mortality rates that prevailed before 1750. During the 210 years ending with that
The conjectural nature of these figures makes the attempt to go from the
anthropometric data to differential mortality rates more illustrative than
substantive. Figure 1.4 indicates the apparent location of French and English
males of 1 8-1 V on ...
both play a consistent and significant role, confirming the conventional wisdom
that urbanization bred high mortality in the nineteenth century. More to the point,
these results suggest that municipal social overhead expenditures simply could ...
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