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How Was Life?
Global Well-being since 1820
Edited by Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Marcel Timmer. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  01 Oct 2014
Pages: 270 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264214064 , OECD Code: 302014041P1
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Embargo date:  02 Oct 2014   Tables: 63  Charts: 204 

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This book, a collaboration between the OECD and the International Institute of Social History, responsible for the Clio-Infra project, examines many of the variables found in the OECD Better Life Index from an historical perspective, going back to 1820. To a certain extent, it relies on historical economic data developed by Angus Maddison in his books on The World Economy. This book provides interesting international comparisons of well-being historically, along with a methodological framework used to carry the work forward.


Table of contents:

Contents

Preface
Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith and Marcel Timmer

Readers’ guide

Executive summary

Chapter 1. Global well-being since 1820
Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith and Marcel Timmer

Chapter 2. Demographic trends since 1820
Lotte van der Vleuten and Jan Kok

Chapter 3. GDP per capita since 1820
Jutta Bolt, Marcel Timmer and Jan Luiten van Zanden

Chapter 4: Real wages since 1820
Pim de Zwart, Bas van Leeuwen and Jieli van Leeuwen-Li

Chapter 5. Education since 1820
Bas van Leeuwen and Jieli van Leeuwen-Li

Chapter 6. Life expectancy trends since 1820
Richard L. Zijdema and Filipa Ribeiro de Silva

Chapter 7. Human height since 1820
Joerg Baten and Matthias Blum

Chapter 8. Personal security since 1820
Joerg Baten, Winny Bierman, Peter Foldvari and Jan Luiten van Zanden

Chapter 9. Political institutions since 1820
Peter Foldvari and Katalin Buzasi

Chapter 10. Environmental quality since 1820
Kees Klein Goldewijk

Chapter 11. Income inequality since 1820
Michail Moatsos, Joerg Baten, Peter Foldvari, Bas van Leeuwen and Jan van Zanden

Chapter 12. Gender inequality since 1820
Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli and Auke Rijpma

Chapter 13. A composite view of well-being since 1820
Auke Rijpma

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