Bearing the Scars: Access to Growth and the Age of Knowledge

Julia Wardley-Kershaw, Klaus Schenk-Hoppé

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Abstract

In this third paper in a series of four, the focus is to investigate the modern UK economy, considering a wider scope than economic growth and national performance. Since the beginnings of sustained economic growth, standard of living has increased dramatically in the UK and life expectancy and health outcomes have improved. Economic growth has proven itself throughout history, and globally, as a transformative force to lift people out of poverty and improve standard of living. However, significant inequalities, which are contributing to negative health, social and economic outcomes for groups of the population, persist. A growing nation has become a divided nation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-425
Number of pages21
JournalHistories
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2022

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