The Children of Eve by Louis P. Cain
Population and Well-being in History

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The Children of Eve is the first book to bring together general material about population and well-being in a single volume. It presents a world history of demographic and economic change that ranges broadly over time and space and which emphasizes the commonality of human experience.The first book to put together material about population and well-being in a single volume Emphasizes the formative population history of Europe and North America over the years since the Middle Ages, and includes discussions of Asia and the southern hemisphereThe authors successfully maintain the difficult balance of addressing complex issues in a style that doesn't over-simplify the subject, whilst upholding an approach that is accessible to general readers and studentsDesigned to work as both a stand alone text or a supplement to textbooks in any number of courses

About Louis P. Cain

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Louis P. Cain is Professor of Economics at Loyola University Chicago, Adjunct Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, Senior Investigator at the Center for Population Economics, University of Chicago, and Research Economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern.  With the late Jonathan Hughes, he is the author of American Economic History, now in its 8th edition (2011). His research includes projects on urban mortality, urban sanitation, industrial development, and the economic history of Chicago.  He has served as a trustee of the Economic History Association and the Business History Conference, and as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Cliometric Society.Donald G. Paterson is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of British Columbia. He received his D.Phil from the University of Sussex and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Cambridge. He is the author (with William L Marr) of Canada: An Economic History (1980) and has published widely in the areas of history of international investment, economic history of natural resource use, history of US technical change, macro-economic history of Canada, and business history.Cain and Paterson previously co-authored two articles on biased technological change in The Journal of Economic History.
Published November 30, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 416 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction