Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Thinking about Growth

Thinking about Growth
And Other Essays on Economic Growth and Welfare

£31.99

Part of Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: August 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521407748

£ 31.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth and, in particular, the causes of the extraordinary surge of growth since the Second World War. The introductory essay is an extended treatment of how economists now view the growth process and its causes. Other essays consider the contributions of capital formation, education, and the changed nature of industries and occupations. Professor Abramovitz asks why elevated incomes failed to bring the social progress and personal satisfaction that people had looked for. The final chapters in the book take up the causes of our discontent and consider whether the Welfare State has itself become an obstacle to further economic progress.The essays in this book explore the forces behind modern economic growth and, in particular, the causes of the extraordinary surge of growth since the Second World War. The introductory essay is an extended treatment of how economists now view the growth process and its causes. Other essays consider the contributions of capital formation, education, and the changed nature of industries and occupations. Professor Abramovitz asks why elevated incomes failed to bring the social progress and personal satisfaction that people had looked for. The final chapters in the book take up the causes of our discontent and consider whether the Welfare State has itself become an obstacle to further economic progress.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521407748
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' preface
    Preface
    Part I. Growth and the Economists:
    1. Thinking about growth
    2. Economics of growth
    Part II. Studies in Long-Term Growth:
    3. Resource and Output Trends in the United States since 1870
    4. Economic growth in the United States: a review article
    5. Manpower, capital, and technology
    6. Rapid growth potential and its realization: the experience of capitalist economies in the postwar period
    7. Catching up, forging ahead, and falling behind
    Part III. Long Swings in Economic Growth:
    8. The nature and significance of Kuznets cycles
    9. The passing of the Kuznets cycle
    Part IV. Growth and Welfare:
    10. Economic goals and social welfare in the next generation
    11. Growing up in an affluent society
    12. The retreat from economic advance: changing ideas about economic progress
    13. Welfare quandaries and productivity concerns.

  • Author

    Moses Abramovitz, Stanford University, California

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×