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Population and Living Standards, 1870-1914

Leonard, Carol and Ljungberg, Jonas LU (2010) In The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe Volume 2: 1870 to the Present. p.108-129
Abstract
This chapter provides the first all-European overview of diverse aspects of living standards in a period when industrialisation and modernity began to show up in substantial improvements in general living conditions. Most obvious is this seen in the increase of life expectancy. A substantial contribution came from the decline in infant mortality which occurred almost simultaneously over large parts of Europe, despite levels were very different. An explanation is suggested for bot the similarity in the change and the difference in levels. Other treated aspects of living standards consider urbanisation with sanitary systems, income distribution and an application of the Human Development Index.
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Human Development Index, mortality, urbanisation, life expectancy, income distribution, Living standards
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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe
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Broadberry, Stephen and O'Rourke, Kevin H.
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Volume 2: 1870 to the Present
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108 - 129
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Cambridge University Press
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9780521708395
9780521882033
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English
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  author       = {Leonard, Carol and Ljungberg, Jonas},
  editor       = {Broadberry, Stephen and O'Rourke, Kevin H.},
  isbn         = {9780521708395},
  keyword      = {Human Development Index,mortality,urbanisation,life expectancy,income distribution,Living standards},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {108--129},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe},
  title        = {Population and Living Standards, 1870-1914},
  volume       = {Volume 2: 1870 to the Present},
  year         = {2010},
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