Economic History and Historical Demography: Past, Present, and Future

  title={Economic History and Historical Demography: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={M. Haines},
A concern with the study of population has a long tradition in economics, beginning with the economic and demographic model proposed by T.R. Malthus in 1798 and 1803 (Peterson 1979: Blaug 1978, pp. 69–79). This was the basis, along with the wages fund doctrine, of classical labor market theory (e.g., Ricardo). More recently, development economists have devoted considerable attention to the problems of economic-demographic interrelations in the modernization process. To quote Simon Kuznets, “We… Expand
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