Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Europe: A Tool for Social and Economic Analysis

  title={Cholera in Nineteenth-Century Europe: A Tool for Social and Economic Analysis},
  author={Charles E. Rosenberg},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  • C. Rosenberg
  • Published 1 July 1966
  • Economics
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Economists have, in the past generation, become deeply concerned with the problem of economic growth. Of late years, as traditional economic models have demonstrated inadequacies, economists have become increasingly interested in the social and cultural inputs necessary for growth in economic productivity. Human, value-related factors, particularly education, role definition, and the place of science and technology, have taken a place beside the more traditional categories of the economist and… Expand
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