Poverty, Population, Inequality, and Development: The Historical Perspective
The European Journal of Comparative Economics Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 469-501, 2010
33 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2010
Date Written: 2010
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 systems of production and of international relations. Some considerations concerning future possible developments conclude the paper.
Keywords: poverty, population, development, distribution, globalization
JEL Classification: P0, 010, N0
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