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Unformatted text preview: tility and mortality schedules. But there are some problems with this view. Population density in the pre-modern ear is positively correlated with proxies for per-capita income, such as urbanization or Maddison’ income estimates. s In addition, measures of good government, such as proxies for constraints on the executive are correlated with urbanization in this period. DeLong and Shleifer (1993) showed there was a strong correlation between form of government and urbanization in the pre-modern world. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and28, 2009 Analysis: L September Historical 5 / 25 The Black Death One of the great facts apparently consistent with the Malthusian model is the impact of the Black Death on real wages. As the data shows, after the population collapse real wages eventually increased, but the story is more complicated than meets the eye. After the Black Death, the government of Edward III tried to stop wages rising by passing the Statute of Labourers and they also tried to block the competitive forces that...
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