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dc.contributor.authorGuinnane, Timothy W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOgilvie, Sheilaghen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-06T09:44:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-06T09:44:44Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27001-
dc.description.abstractSimple Malthusian models remain an important tool for understanding pre-modern demographic systems and their connection to the economy. But most recent literature has lost sight of the institutional context for demographic behavior that lay at the heart of Malthus's own analysis. This paper estimates a short-run version of a Malthusian model for two Württemberg communities from 1646 to 1870. Württemberg differed institutionally from the northwest European societies analyzed in previous studies. The impact of institutional differences shows clearly in differing demographic reactions to economic shocks. Mortality was less sensitive to shocks than one would expect, while nuptiality was especially sensitive.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherYale Univ., Economic Growth Center New Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCenter discussion paper // Economic Growth Center 962en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMalthusian modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordnuptialityen_US
dc.subject.keywordguildsen_US
dc.titleInstitutions and demographic responses to shocks: Württemberg, 1634-1870en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593377923en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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