International Historical Statistics: Europe 1750-1993

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International Historical Statistics: Europe is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Fully updated to 1993, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 250 years of European countries, from employment figures by occupation to annual output of wheat. Hard to find historical data is conveniently gathered together with the latest figures.
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Dr B.R. MITCHELL is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and lectured in the Economics Facility at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to his retirement in 1991. His previous publications include Abstract of British Historical Statistics with Phyllis Deane (1962), Second Abstract of British Historical Statistics with H.G.Jones (1971), British Parliamentary Election Results 1950-1964 with Klaus Boehm (1966), Economic Developments of the British Coal Industry 1800-1914 (1984) and British Historical Statistics (1988) as well as previous editions of the International Historical Statistics series.

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Springer
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Published on
Jul 29, 1998
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Pages
959
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ISBN
9781349147359
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Statistics
History / General
Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General
Political Science / General
Political Science / History & Theory
Social Science / Methodology
Social Science / Research
Social Science / Sociology / General
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