Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102620
Authors: 
Klemp, Marc
Møller, Niels Framroze
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2013-14
Abstract: 
Theories of economic growth hypothesize that the transition from pre-industrial stagnation to sustained growth is associated with a post-Malthusian phase in which technological progress raises income and spurs population growth while offsetting diminishing returns to labour. Evidence suggests that England was characterized by post-Malthusian dynamics preceding the Industrial Revolution. However, given England's special position as the forerunner of the Industrial Revolution, it is unclear if a transitory post-Malthusian period is a general phenomenon. Using data from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, this research provides evidence for the existence of a post-Malthusian phase in the transition from stagnation to growth in Scandinavia.
Subjects: 
Demography
Post-Malthusian Dynamics
Malthus
Pre-Industrial Scandinavia
Demographic Transition
Economic Growth
JEL: 
C32
N3
O1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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