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 & Herman de Jong – December 6, 2021
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.
I developed an index tracking human flourishing worldwide since 1870. I find that current inequality in human development is associated with past health improvements, rather than rates of economic growth.
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