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After constructing a dataset on Indian provincial GDP per capita between 1875 and 1911, I examine it for levels and trends of provincial income inequality. Cross-sectional dispersion of income was initially high, but declined over time. In terms of levels, internal Indian inequality compared...
Argentine export growth before the First World War is considered one of the most relevant variables in order to understand the main characteristics of Argentina's long-run modern economic growth properly. The lack of accuracy of the official export series, especially the relative official values...
This article uses contract theory and institutional change theory to make suggestions about the factors underlying the rise and fall of serfdom in China. The article defines serfdom as a labour contract in which serfs worked for their owners instead of paying land rent and taxes. In terms of...
Losing a household member is usually negatively associated with welfare, especially if that person is a breadwinner. Coping methods include disposal of assets to generate cash flow, while other households increase their labour supply. This paper considers a specific case in a pre-industrial...
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