Dating the Great Divergence

  title={Dating the Great Divergence},
  author={Jack A. Goldstone},
  journal={Journal of Global History},
  pages={266 - 285}
Abstract New data on Dutch and British GDP/capita show that at no time prior to 1750, perhaps not before 1800, did the leading countries of northwestern Europe enjoy sustained strong growth in GDP/capita. Such growth in income per head as did occur was highly episodic, concentrated in a few decades and then followed by long periods of stagnation of income per head. Moreover, at no time before 1800 did the leading economies of northwestern Europe reach levels of income per capita much different… Expand
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