Subject: Human capitol | technological change, economic growth, income distribution, human capital, skills | Economic growth | Industrial revolution | Industrial revolution; Human capitol; Economic growth
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Many explanations have been offered for the British Industrial Revolution. This article points to the importance of human capital (broadly defined) and the quality of the British labor force on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. It shows that in terms of both physica... View more
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