Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe
Allen, Robert, Bengtsson, Tommy, Dribe, Martin
ISBN13:9780199280681 ISBN:0199280681 Binding: Hardcover List Price: $199.0 Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA Published Date: Pages:494 Average Goodreads rating: 3.00/5 (1 ratings)
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.