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A Statistical Study of Wages in Early Modern Europe

@inproceedings{Allen1999ASS,
  title={A Statistical Study of Wages in Early Modern Europe},
  author={Robert C. Allen},
  year={1999}
}
  • R. Allen
  • Published 1999
  • Economics, History
Most people in medieval and early modern Europe lived on a Malthusian roller coaster. The population rose and fell in giant cycles, and, as it did, wages moved in the opposite direction. High population meant low wages, and low population meant high. Malthus claimed that the wage peaks were unsustainable since he believed that population would rise whenever wages exceeded subsistence. The roller coaster was a low income trap that even economic development could never pry open. The early modern… 

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