Malthusian dynamics in a diverging Europe : Northern Italy 1650-1881
|Title:||Malthusian dynamics in a diverging Europe : Northern Italy 1650-1881||Authors:||Fernihough, Alan||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2671||Date:||Nov-2010||Abstract:||Recent empirical research has questioned the validity of using Malthusian theory in pre-industrial England. Using real wage and vital rate data for the years 1650-1881, I provide empirical estimates for a different region - Northern Italy. The empirical methodology is theoretically underpinned by a simple Malthusian model, in which population, real wages and vital rates are determined endogenously. My findings strongly support the existence of a `Malthusian' economy where population growth depressed living standards, which in turn influenced vital rates. In addition, I find no evidence of Boserupian effects as increases in population failed to spur sustained technological growth.||Funding Details:||Not applicable||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Keywords:||Economic history;Demographic economics||Subject LCSH:||Malthusianism
Italy, Northern--Economic conditions
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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