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Author Fogel, Robert William.

Title The escape from hunger and premature death, 1700-2100 : Europe, America, and the Third World / Robert William Fogel
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 191 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time ; 38
Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time ; 38
Contents 1. The persistence of misery in Europe before 1900 -- 2. Why the twentieth century was so remarkable -- 3. Tragedies and miracles in the Third World -- 4. Prospects for the twenty-first century -- 5. Problems of equity in health care -- Postscript : how long can we live?
Summary A compelling new study from Nobel laureate Robert Fogel, examining health, nutrition and technology over the last three centuries and beyond. It will be essential reading for all those interested in economics, demography, history and health care policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-181) and index
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Subject Food supply -- History.
Malnutrition -- History.
Medical care -- History.
Mortality -- History.
Diet -- trends.
Life Expectancy -- trends.
Mortality -- trends.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511210574
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0521808782 (hardback)
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