British and European industrialization

  title={British and European industrialization},
  author={Charles K. Harley},
  • C. Harley
  • Published 26 February 2013
  • Economics, History
Modern economic growth – the simultaneous increase in population and average incomes – has been capitalism’s greatest achievement. This growth first became apparent in Britain in the nineteenth century and then spread to continental Europe (and the United States). The process is usually associated with the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the spread of British-type industrialization to follower economies. This chapter reviews the emergence of modern economic growth and suggests that… 
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