A Malthusian Episode Revisited: The Height of British and Irish Servants in Colonial America
Examines the height of runaway indentured and convict servants in Colonial America. Finds that heights decreased substantially at the middle of the 18th century in keeping with many other findings. The inference is that an incipient Malthusian crisis was threatening the United Kingdom, as it did Continental Europe on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
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|Publication status:||published in Economic History Review, 1993, 46, 768-782|
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