Ready for Revolution? The English Economy before 1800

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Title: Ready for Revolution? The English Economy before 1800
Authors: Kelly, Morgan
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6131
Date: Nov-2014
Abstract: Sustained economic growth in England can be traced back to the early seventeenth century. That earlier growth, albeit modest, both generated and was sustained by a demographic regime that entailed relatively high wages, and by an increasing endowment of human capital in the form of a relatively adaptable and skilled labour force. Healthier and savvier English workers were better equipped to profit from the technological possibilities available to them, and to build on them. Technological change and economic growth stemmed from such human capital rather than Boserupian forces. They were the product of England’s resource endowment and its institutions.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Economic historyIndustrial revolution
Other versions: http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/WP14_18.pdf
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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