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Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Paul R. Sharp
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Abstract

It is only within the last decades that the rural population of the world was overtaken by that of the cities. Thus, any economist working on a topic in economic history needs to take agriculture seriously. This chapter discusses the significance of agriculture since its invention during the Neolithic Revolution, and highlights the role of agriculture in the course of economic development up to the present day.

JEL Classification

Q10 Q12 Q13 Q15 N50 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Sharp
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  1. 1.University of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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