Numerare est Errare: Agricultural Output and Food Supply in England Before and During the Industrial Revolution
46 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2012 Last revised: 16 Jan 2015
Date Written: July 2013
This paper surveys the results of four recent, separate attempts at estimating agricultural output and food availability in England and Wales at points between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. It highlights their contrasting implications for trends in economic growth and nutritional status over time. It also offers some suggestions aimed at narrowing gaps between the evidence and how it has been interpreted.
Keywords: agriculture, nutrition, economic growth
JEL Classification: N1, N5
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