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Industrialization, health and human welfare
Diverging trends in economic and health indicators complicate assessments of human welfare. This research applies a new metric to understand the evolution of human welfare in early-industrializing England.
Daniel Gallardo Albarrán - December 6, 2021
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The historical roots of institutionalized healthcare and education in Sub-Saharan Africa, the cases of Cameroon and Zambia
Using newly collected evidence for colonial Zambia and Cameroon, we show how strong and lasting the effects of historical investments in education and healthcare are in explaining contemporary outcomes.
Jutta Bolt & colleagues - October 17, 2021
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Lifting the burden of disease. The modernization of health in the Netherlands, 1854-1940
This contribution presents an innovative research project, titled Lifting the burden of disease, based on the individual level cause-of-death data for the city of Amsterdam between 1854 and 1940. These data create a unique historical laboratory in which we can study epidemiological change and its determinants.
Angélique Janssens - October 17, 2021
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Urbanisation and disease: a perspective from nineteenth-century Britain
Does rapid urbanization cause rising mortality and worsening sanitation? Nineteenth-century Britain is often used as the classic exemplar of this problem, however we find little evidence that mortality rose in English cities during the Industrial Revolution.
Romola Davenport - October 17, 2021
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Anthropometric history and the measurement of wellbeing
This paper examines the contribution made by studies of the history of human height to our understanding of the history of wellbeing and highlights the continuing importance of historical studies for the present day.
Bernard Harris - October 17, 2021
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Does malnutrition cause disease?
Using rich historical data from the London Foundling Hospital 1892-1919, I find that malnutrition did not affect whether individuals contracted infectious diseases, but it did influence sickness severity from measles.
Eric Schneider - October 17, 2021
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Industrialization, health and human welfare - By Prof. @DanielGalAlb @LRHealthMatters

"GDP per capita overestimates gains in human welfare throughout the period and should be interpreted with caution."
https://lrhmatters.com/wellbeing/industrialization-health-and-human-welfare

Thanks to:@sumaro76

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Daniel Gallardo (@DanielGalAlb; @WUR/@Econ_WU) & Herman de Jong (@UniGroningenFEB) discuss the impact of industrialization on workers' welfare in England, with a new indicator. Highly recommended!

#econhist #industrialization #health #welfare #Economics

https://lrhmatters.com/wellbeing/industrialization-health-and-human-welfare

The hours we work set the boundary for leisure against work. In a new WP I document how working hours have become globally standardized through public policy and introduces a novel dataset on working-time regulation for 197 territories between 1789 and 2021 (1147 reforms)

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