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New Evidence on the Standard of Living in Sweden During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Long-Term Development of the Demographic Response to Short-Term Economic Stress

Tommy Bengtsson and Martin Dribe

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Presents a new view of the standard of living development in Sweden during the agricultural revolution, using evidence on the ability to overcome short-term economic stress. The results corroborate ... More


Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages

Noriko O. Tsuya and Satomi Kurosu

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Examines the patterns and trends of demographic responses to changes in living standards in two farming villages in north-eastern Japan from 1716 to 1870. Using the local population registers ... More


Individuals and Communities Facing Economic Stress: A Comparison of Two Rural Areas in Nineteenth-Century Belgium

Michel Oris, Muriel Neven, and George Alter

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the early nineteenth century, eastern Belgium was the first region on the European continent to follow the British example of industrialization based on textiles, coal, and iron. Rural areas were ... More


Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The main concern of this book is to determine when the gap in living standards between the East and the West emerged. Why did Europe experience industrialization and modern economic growth before ... More


Europeanization of Inequality and European Reference Groups

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter takes advantage of the availability of European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions data for the full range of European countries to address both weak and strong versions of ... More


Resilience and Vulnerability of Mexican Origin Youth and Their Families: A Test of a Culturally Informed Model of Family Economic Stress

Rand D. Conger, Hairong Song, Gary D. Stockdale, Emilio Ferrer, Keith F. Widaman, and Ana M. Cauce

in Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736546
eISBN:
9780199932443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736546.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter presents an important extension of the family system model for understanding risk and resilience in adolescent development by considering the unique cultural and economic context of ... More


Economic Vulnerability and Multiple Deprivation: Welfare State and Social Class Variation

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores further the possibilities afforded by the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions data set to implement a multidimensional approach to the measurement of ... More


Comparing Poverty Indicators in an Enlarged EU

Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan

in Poverty and Deprivation in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588435
eISBN:
9780191731327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588435.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the relative merits of different poverty indicators in relation to their capacity to capture variation in poverty across countries and patterns of socio-economic differentiation ... More


Nicaragua: The Political Economy of Social Reform and Armed Conflict

Valpy Fitzerald and Arturo Grigsby

in War and Underdevelopment

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241880
eISBN:
9780191696978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241880.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the relationship between economic development, armed conflict, and social reform in Nicaragua under the Sandinista administration between 1979 and 1990. This period saw a ... More


The Influence of Economic Factors on First Marriage in Historical Europe and Asia

Tommy Bengtsson

in Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027946
eISBN:
9780262325837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027946.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the role of economic factors in first marriage in seven locations in pre-industrial Europe and Asia using a two-generation theory, which also takes socioeconomic class into ... More


Chronic Distress and Regional Economic Resilience

Harold Wolman, Howard Wial, Travis St. Clair, and Edward Hill

in Coping with Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780801451690
eISBN:
9781501709494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451690.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter two turns to a similar set of questions with regard to chronic economic distress: why do some regions face chronic economic distress while others do not, and why are some ... More


Nairobi

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter Five, Soweto, centers upon Sibongile's story from Soweto, a historic collection of six clustered townships in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sibongile faces complex intersections of structural ... More


Homelessness

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent, and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question: Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423856
eISBN:
9781447303985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423856.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The roles played by different tenures and the mechanisms for bringing forward greater housing choice for lower incomes have been the focus of the previous chapters. One of the costs of not providing ... More


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