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The Resource Growth triumphant : the twenty-first century in historical perspective, by Richard A. Easterlin

Growth triumphant : the twenty-first century in historical perspective, by Richard A. Easterlin

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Growth triumphant : the twenty-first century in historical perspective
Title
Growth triumphant
Title remainder
the twenty-first century in historical perspective
Statement of responsibility
by Richard A. Easterlin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • As we approach the twenty-first century, many see a world beset by economic stagnation and explosive population growth. Based on the historical experience of both developed and developing nations, this book offers a sharply differing view. Although the future is not without serious dangers, Easterlin sees rapid economic growth as successfully sweeping the world, with explosive population growth as a passing phenomenon. The question remains, what will the world be like when economic growth is triumphant? Will humanity, freed from material need, turn to nonmaterial pursuits, as many have envisaged? The answer suggested by experience to date is No. Instead, the world will be one in which ever-growing abundance is continually outpaced by ever-rising material aspirations, a world stuck on a hedonic treadmill
  • Taking a longer-term view than most literature on economic development, Easterlin stresses the enormous contrast between the collective experience of the last half century and what has gone before. An economic historian and demographer, the author writes in the tradition of the "new economic history," drawing on economic theory and quantitative evidence to interpret the historical experience of economic and population growth. He reaches beyond the usual disciplinary limits to draw, as appropriate, on sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, and the history of science. This work will be of interest not only to social scientists but to all readers concerned with where we have been and where we are going
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1926-
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Easterlin, Richard A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75
LC item number
.E168 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Economics, cognition, and society
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  • Economic development
  • Economic forecasting
Label
Growth triumphant : the twenty-first century in historical perspective, by Richard A. Easterlin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-188) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical overview -- Revolution or evolution? : the epoch of modern economic growth -- The international impact of modern economic growth -- Modern economic growth and the national economy -- Why isn't the whole world developed? : institutions and the spread of economic growth -- The nature and causes of the mortality revolution -- Malthus revisited : the economic impact of rapid population growth -- The fertility transition : its nature and causes -- Secular stagnation resurrected : population and the economy in developed countries -- Does satisfying material needs increase human happiness? -- The next century in historical perspective
Control code
34077030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780472106943
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96004458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Growth triumphant : the twenty-first century in historical perspective, by Richard A. Easterlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical overview -- Revolution or evolution? : the epoch of modern economic growth -- The international impact of modern economic growth -- Modern economic growth and the national economy -- Why isn't the whole world developed? : institutions and the spread of economic growth -- The nature and causes of the mortality revolution -- Malthus revisited : the economic impact of rapid population growth -- The fertility transition : its nature and causes -- Secular stagnation resurrected : population and the economy in developed countries -- Does satisfying material needs increase human happiness? -- The next century in historical perspective
Control code
34077030
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 200 pages
Isbn
9780472106943
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96004458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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