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Thinking about Growth

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The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth and, in particular, the causes of the extraordinary surge of growth since the Second World War. The introductory essay is an extended treatment of how economists now view the growth process and its causes. Other essays consider the contributions of capital formation, education, and the changed nature of industries and occupations. Professor Abramovitz asks why elevated incomes failed to bring the social progress and personal satisfaction that people had looked for. The final chapters in the book take up the causes of our discontent and consider whether the Welfare State has itself become an obstacle to further economic progress.The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth and, in particular, the causes of the extraordinary surge of growth since the Second World War. The introductory essay is an extended treatment of how economists now view the growth process and its causes. Other essays consider the contributions of capital formation, education, and the changed nature of industries and occupations. Professor Abramovitz asks why elevated incomes failed to bring the social progress and personal satisfaction that people had looked for. The final chapters in the book take up the causes of our discontent and consider whether the Welfare State has itself become an obstacle to further economic progress.

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  • Abramovitz,Moses, 1991. "Thinking about Growth," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521407748, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521407748
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    7. Fulvio Coltorti, 2013. "Italian Industry, Decline or Transformation? A Framework," European Planning Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(12), pages 2037-2077, December.
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    15. Ark, Bart van, 1999. "Economic growth and labour productivity in Europe : half a century of east-west comparisons," GGDC Research Memorandum 199941, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen.
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