Poverty, Population, Inequality, and Development: the Historical Perspective
AbstractSeen in historical perspective the main economic predicaments of the present world (such as poverty, inequality, backwardness) appear in a somewhat different light than in many current discussions, especially by sociologists, radical economists and political scientists. In the present paper the achievements of the modern age, and in particular of the post- World War II period, are considered in the perspective of economic and demographic history, and in their connection with the systems of production and of international relations. Some considerations concerning future possible developments conclude the paper.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27761.
Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in The European Journal of Comparative Economics n. 2.Vol. 7(2010): pp. 469-501
poverty; population; development; distribution; globalization;
Other versions of this item:
- Alberto Chilosi, 2010. "Poverty, Population, Inequality, and Development: the Historical Perspective," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 7(2), pages 469-501, December.
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- P00 - Economic Systems - - General - - - General
- N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-01-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2011-01-16 (Economics of Happiness)
- NEP-HIS-2011-01-16 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HPE-2011-01-16 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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