Knut Wicksell on Poverty: No Place Is Too Exalted

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Index

a
Åberg, Lawrence Heap 18 - 19
abortion 67 -8
about this book:
accidental beginning xv ;
outline of contents 6 - 7 ;
poverty and population 5 - 6
abstinence, sexual 11 , 12 , 65
Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l'Institut de France 23
Africa 56
agricultural goods:
demand in 72 ;
New World net exporter 73 ;
Old World net importer 73
agriculture:
diminishing returns in 11 - 12 ;
employment possibilities in 57 ;
labor-saving machinery in 37 ;
output of 26 , 35 ;
production in 31 -2;
rents in 37 ;
technological progress in 36
anticlericism 88 -9
Argentina 31 , 46 , 48 , 49
Aristotle 67
Australia 48 , 49 , 56
Austria-Hungary 63

b
Belgium 63
Bible 67
Birth Control Conference, Fifth International Neo-Malthusian and, London 64 , 92 -3
birth rates (nativity rates) 24 , 25 , 28 , 29 , 42 ;
equilibrium between birth and death rates 28 , 41 , 61 ;
limitation of, reasons for 62 ;
reduction in 64 -5
Boianovsky, Mauro 2
Brandes, Georg 42
Brazil 56
Brentano, Lujo 22
Britain 63 ;
industrial development in 27
British Museum 21
Bugge, Anna 18

c
Canada 46 , 48 , 49 , 56
Cannan, Edwin 2
capital accumulation 37 -8
capital stock 32
capital widening 37
celibacy 11 , 16 , 65
chastity within matrimony 25
Christian Church 67
Collinder, Britta 96
contraception 10 , 17 - 18 , 67 -8
Copenhagen 40
Crisis in the Population Question (Myrdal, A. and G.) 3

d
Dagens Nyheter31 , 45
Darwin, Charles 66
Davidson, David 18 , 19 , 20 , 87
D'Avis, Eb. 33 -4
death:
equilibrium between birth and death rates 28 , 41 , 61 ;
premature 11 ;
rates of (mortality rates) 24 , 25 , 28 , 29
Denmark 53 -4
depopulation, Irish example 62
Descard, Augustine 19
diminishing returns:
centerpiece of Wicksell's writings 30 ;
emphasis on importance of 32 ;
in infrastructure 33 -4;
inventiveness and 35 -8;
of labor 31 ;
latent nature of 35 ;
law of 31 -2;
optimum population and 59 ;
Swedish problem of 30 -3;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Preface xv
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Tumultuous Beginnings 8
  • 3 - The Causes of Population Growth 23
  • 4 - The Centerpiece of Wicksell's Theory 30
  • 5 - Overpopulation, Specialization, and Trade 39
  • 6 - Emigration 50
  • 7 - The Optimum Population 59
  • 8 - Wicksell's Views 69
  • 9 - Why Was Wicksell Accused of Lack of Originality? 86
  • Notes 105
  • References 109
  • Index 117
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