Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, Martin Dribe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


In the introduction, different contributions are brought together in an analysis of pre-industrial living standards in East and West, viewed in the light of the general debate on these issues from the classical economists to present times. The general picture emerging is not one of great divergence, but instead one of considerable similarities. Regional differences within Europe or Asia were often larger than the average differences between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiving Standards in the Past
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199280681
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


  • Asia
  • Classical economists
  • Demography
  • Economic history
  • Europe
  • Standard of living

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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