Cliometrica

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 289–295 | Cite as

Inequality in the very long run: Malthus, Kuznets, and Ohlin

Original Paper

Abstract

What happened to the inequality of real income and wealth before, during, and after the Industrial Revolution? Just as the usual Industrial Revolution era (1750-1850) has been revised by historians of economic growth, so too the articles in this issue follow the lead of Van Zanden (1995) in opening up a new inequality history for earlier eras and other continents. Three of them offer new evidence on European wealth and income inequality movements in pre-industrial and industrial epochs. The fourth offers a new perspective on Latin American experience since the late nineteenth century, reporting a twentieth-century experience quite unlike the Great Leveling that Kuznets and others saw in Europe and the USA from World War 1 to the 1970s.

Keywords

Inequality Income inequality Wealth inequality 

JEL Classification

N10 N23 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California-DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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