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dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Quamrulen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalor, Odeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T11:31:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T11:31:38Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62638-
dc.description.abstractThis paper empirically tests the existence of Malthusian population dynamics in the pre-Industrial Revolution era. The theory suggests that, during the agricultural stage of development, resource surpluses beyond the maintenance of subsistence consumption were channeled primarily into population growth. In particular, societies naturally blessed by higher land productivity would have supported larger populations, given the level of socioeconomic development. Moreover, given land productivity, societies in more advanced stages of development, as reflected by their cumulative experience with the agricultural technological paradigm since the Neolithic Revolution, would have sustained higher population densities. Using exogenous cross-country variations in the natural productivity of land and in 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 a higher population density in 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 2008-6en_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.keywordGrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordTechnological Progressen_US
dc.subject.keywordPopulation Dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLand Productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordNeolithic Revolutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMalthusian Stagnationen_US
dc.titleMalthusian population dynamics: Theory and evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571838952en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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