The Economics of W. S. Jevons

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APPENDIX 2.2 POPULATION DATA

Jevons’s population figures, England and Wales (1570-1861)

Year

Population

Numerical increase

Rate of increase*

1570

4,160,321

1600

4,811,718

217,132

5

1630

5,600,517

262,933

5

1670

5,773,646

43,282

1

1700

6,045,008

90,454

2

1701

6,121,525

1711

6,252,105

130,580

2

1721

6,252,750

645

0

1731

6,182,972

−69,778

−1

1741

6,153,227

−29,745

0

1751

6,335,840

182,613

3

1761

6,720,547

384,707

6

1771

7,153,494

432,947

6

1781

7,573,787

420,293

6

1791

8,255,617

681,830

9

1801

8,892,536

636,919

11

1811

10,164,256

1,271,720

14

1821

12,000,236

1,835,980

18

1831

13,896,797

1,896,561

16

1841

15,914,148

2,007,351

14

1851

17,927,609

2,007,461

13

1861

20,066,224

2,138,615

12

Source: The Coal Question, p. 205

* Decade rate of increase; per cent.


Mathias’s figures, Great Britain

Year

Population

Rate of increase*

1801

10,690,000

1811

12,150,000

13.7

1821

14,210,000

17.0

1831

16,370,000

15.2

1841

18,550,000

13.3

1851

20,880,000

12.6

1861

23,190,000

11.1

Source: Mathias, Peter (1983). The First Industrial Nation, 2nd Edition, London: Methuen, p. 415.

* Decade rate of increase; per cent.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Appendix 1.1 Chronology of Jevons’s Life 8
  • Part I - Macroeconomic Concerns 19
  • 2 - Jevons’s Theory of Economic Growth 21
  • Appendix 2.1 Coal Consumption 42
  • Appendix 2.2 Population Data 44
  • 3 - Sunspots and Expectations 45
  • Part II - Microeconomic Theory 71
  • 4 - Jevons’s Theory of Political Economy 73
  • 5 - Jevons’s Theory of Exchange 90
  • Appendix 5.1 Physics and Neoclassical Economics 114
  • 6 - Production 115
  • Part III - Economic Policy 135
  • 7 - Jevons and Utilitarianism 137
  • 8 - Jevons’s Analysis of Policy 155
  • Part IV - Methodology 171
  • 9 - The Rise of Empirical Methods 173
  • 10 - Jevons’s Empirical Studies 194
  • Appendix 10.1 Jevons’s Commodity Groups, Enlarged Sample 214
  • Appendix 10.2 The Currency Wear Calculations 217
  • Appendix 10.3 The Davenant Corn Law 219
  • Appendix 10.4 Jevons’s 1875 Buys-Ballot Table 220
  • 11 - Conclusion 221
  • Notes 232
  • References 295
  • Index 307
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