Population and Living Standards, 1870-1914

Carol Leonard, Jonas Ljungberg

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This chapter provides the first all-European overview of diverse aspects of living standards in a period when industrialisation and modernity began to show up in substantial improvements in general living conditions. Most obvious is this seen in the increase of life expectancy. A substantial contribution came from the decline in infant mortality which occurred almost simultaneously over large parts of Europe, despite levels were very different. An explanation is suggested for bot the similarity in the change and the difference in levels. Other treated aspects of living standards consider urbanisation with sanitary systems, income distribution and an application of the Human Development Index.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationThe Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe
RedaktörerStephen Broadberry, Kevin H. O'Rourke
FörlagCambridge University Press
Sidor108-129
VolymVolume 2: 1870 to the Present
ISBN (tryckt)9780521708395, 9780521882033
StatusPublished - 2010

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VolymVolume 2: 1870 to the Present

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Ekonomisk historia

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