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dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Quamrulen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalor, Odeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T11:31:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T11:31:35Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62636-
dc.description.abstractThis paper empirically tests the predictions of the Malthusian theory with respect to both population dynamics and income per capita stagnation in the pre-Industrial Revolution era. The theory suggests that improvements in technology during this period generated only temporary gains in income per capita, eventually leading to a larger but not richer population. Using exogenous cross-country variations in land productivity and the timing of the Neolithic Revolution, the analysis demonstrates that, in accordance with the Malthusian theory, societies that were characterized by higher land productivity and an earlier onset of agriculture had higher population densities, but similar standards of living, during the time period 1-1500 CE.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrown Univ., Dep. of Economics Providence, RIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2008-14en_US
dc.subject.jelN10en_US
dc.subject.jelN30en_US
dc.subject.jelN50en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelO50en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnological Progressen_US
dc.subject.keywordPopulation Dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordMalthusian Stagnationen_US
dc.subject.keywordLand Productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordNeolithic Revolutionen_US
dc.subject.stwVolkseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleDynamics and stagnation in the Malthusian epoch: Theory and evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn593029712en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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