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Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

ISBN13: 9780199280681
ISBN: 0199280681
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $199.0
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages: 494
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When did Europe pull ahead of Asia in terms of living standards? A number of well-known scholars compare economic and demographic indicators of well-being in the pre-industrial period. The emerging picture is not one of great differences, but of considerable similarities in standard of living between Europe and Asia before the Industrial Revolution.