Poverty, Population, Inequality, and Development in Historical Perspective

74 Pages Posted: 19 Feb 2008 Last revised: 13 Jun 2012

Date Written: June 12, 2012


Seen in historical perspective the main economic predicaments of the present world (such as poverty, inequality, backwardness) appear in a somewhat different light than in many current discussions, especially by sociologists, radical economists and political scientists. In the present paper the achievements of the modern age, and in particular of the post- World War II period, are considered in the perspective of economic and demographic history, and in their connection with the contemporary systems of production and of international relations. Some considerations concerning future possible developments conclude the paper.

Keywords: poverty, population, development, distribution, inequality, extraction ratio, international relations, globalization, transition, colonialism, slavery, Zen economy, migration, economic consequences of war and peace, atomic warfare

JEL Classification: O10, N00, P00, I32, J11

Suggested Citation

Chilosi, Alberto, Poverty, Population, Inequality, and Development in Historical Perspective (June 12, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1094545 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1094545

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