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By Bruno Chiarini, Paolo Malanima, Gustavo Piga

A close exploration of the impact and application of Thomas Malthus' version of inhabitants progress and fiscal alterations in Europe because the 19th century. this significant contribution to present discussions on theories of financial development comprises dialogue of matters starting from mortality and fertility to average assets and the poverty capture.

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It is not convenient here to discuss further this very complex topic. It is more relevant to underline that Lee’s dynamic synthesis has been much cited as “proof” of the fact that Malthusian and Boserupian views have not necessarily to be seen as contrasting, but could integrate (a kind of instrumental use of Lee’s work to which I am not extraneous: Alfani, 2007; 2010a). On the other hand, as far as I know it has been very rarely used as an instrument for interpreting developments of historical populations, let alone “tested”.

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34. About this see ALFANI G. (2010a), and particularly the maps on pages 100-101. Population Dynamics, Malthusian Crises and Boserupian Innovation 39 How did the Alpine populations manage to avoid the painful occurrence of Malthusian positive checks? Of crucial importance was the precocious establishment in the mountains of a “low pressure” demographic regime, characterized by moderate birth and mortality rates, no greater than 30-35 per thousand (Viazzo, 1990). While some aspects of this story are still unclear (especially concerning the original causes of this particularly favourable condition35), we can also interpret the Alpine situation as one characterized by particularly strong preventive checks.

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