Economic Development and the Escape from High Mortality

@inproceedings{Birchenall2007EconomicDA,
  title={Economic Development and the Escape from High Mortality},
  author={Javier Arturo Birchenall},
  year={2007}
}
Summary This paper studies the characteristic features of the escape from high mortality as recorded from the historical experience of Northwestern Europe and from the current experience of less developed countries. The paper documents stylized facts of mortality change and measures the contribution of economic development, represented by income per capita, to the mortality decline during the second half of the 20th century. The paper argues that improvements in economic conditions since the… CONTINUE READING

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