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A Farewell to Alms [electronic resource]: A Brief Economic History of the World

Gregory Clark
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007.
Language
English
Series
The Princeton economic history of the western world
ISBN
9780691121352 (cloth : alk. paper), 0691121354 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction : the sixteen-page economic history of the world
  • The logic of the Malthusian economy
  • Material living standards
  • Fertility
  • Life expectancy
  • Malthus and Darwin : survival of the richest
  • Technological advance
  • Institutions and growth
  • The emergence of modern man
  • Modern growth : the wealth of nations
  • The puzzle of the industrial revolution
  • The industrial revolution in England
  • Why England? Why not China, Japan or India?
  • Social consequences
  • World growth since 1800
  • The proximate sources of divergence
  • Why isn't the whole world developed?
  • Conclusion : strange new world.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-407) and index.
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