Guzmán, Ricardo Andrés (2008): The Neolithic Revolution from a price-theoretic perspective.
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The adoption of agriculture, some 10,000 years ago, triggered the first demographic explosion in human history. When fertility fell back to its original level, early farmers found themselves worse fed than the previous hunter-gatherers, and worked longer hours to make ends meet. I develop a dynamic, price-theoretic model with endogenous fertility that rationalises these events. The results are driven by the reduction in the cost of children that followed the adoption of agriculture.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Neolithic Revolution from a price-theoretic perspective|
|Keywords:||Paleoeconomics; Neolithic Revolution; hunter-gatherers; Malthus|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology
N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries
|Depositing User:||Ricardo Andrés Guzmán|
|Date Deposited:||17. Aug 2008 12:44|
|Last Modified:||08. Jan 2014 09:50|
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