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1.1 Some representative national differences in shares of population and income and in per capita income (1948), in U.S. dollars, by regions of the world2
1.2 The effect of rates of population growth (1920-24) on rates of economic growth (1925-1950)30
1.3 Association between net reproduction rate (NRR) 1920-24 and rates of economic growth (1925-1950) as a function of population density32
1.4 The effect of economic growth (1922-1950) on birth, death, and net reproduction rates33
2.1 Mean performance scores as a function of initial motivation level and experimental conditions45
2.2 Average per capita consumption of electric power, corrected for natural resources, for Protestant and Catholic countries outside the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn51
2.1 Mean n Achievement scores of a sample of German boys, aged 17-19, classified by religious and socioeconomic background, and leadership status54
2.4 Design of project to test the relationships among mothers' attitudes, sons' values, n Achievement, and entrepreneurial behavior58
3.1 Estimates of percentages of "full-time" entrepreneurs, of income based on low-level technology, and of income-producing property which is individually owned among preliterate cultures varying in n Achievement in folk tales66
3.2 Types of occupations among preliterate cultures classified as high and low in n Achievement on the basis of folk-tale content69
3.3 Comparison of n Achievement scores from children's readers and from stories written by groups of male students (1950)77
3.4 Estimates of national economic development, 1925-1950, compared with n Achievement level in children's readers in 1925 and 195090
3.5 Correlations of reader n Achievement scores with deviations from expected economic gains92
3.6 Rate of growth in electrical output (1952-1958) and national n Achievement levels in 1950100
3.7 Proportion of achievement-related stories with various characteristics from rapidly and slowly growing economies104
4.1 Samples of Greek literature scored, classified by literary type, author, city- state, and date111
4.2 Number of n Achievement images per 100 lines by type of sample by time period119
4.3 Frequencies of selected value orientations for total samples from each time period123
4.4 Percentage of vases from different time periods with more than the median number of various design characteristics associated with n Achievement125

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xiii
  • 1 - Explaining Economic Growth 1
  • 2 - The Achievement Motive: How it is Measured and Its Possible Economic Effects 36
  • 3 - Achieving Societies in the Modern World 63
  • 4 - Achieving Societies in the Past 107
  • 5 - Other Psychological Factors in Economic Development 159
  • 6 - Entrepreneurial Behavior 205
  • 7 - Characteristics of Entrepreneurs 259
  • 8 - The Spirit of Hermes 301
  • 9 - Sources of N Achievement 336
  • 10 - Accelerating Economic Growth 391
  • References 439
  • Appendices 451
  • Appendix I 453
  • Appendix II 461
  • Appendix III 464
  • Appendix IV 475
  • Appendix V 488
  • Appendix VI 492
  • Appendix VII 494
  • List of Tables 499
  • Index 503
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