BOOK: The Reluctant Economist
This book by Ricard A. Easterlin, is subtitled 'Perspectives on Economics, Economic History, and Demography'. It provides an enlightened coverage of improvements in mortality and why it was not just a natural result of the industrial revolution. He points out that not all countries experienced improvement correlated to their benefit from the Industrial revolution and that the instigation of direct action across populations was requited for eradication of disease and discoveries and these interventions required minimal economic growth for their occurrence. He also provides insights on a rational economic framework for fertility and some new perspectives on Demographic Transition Models.
The book was published in 2004 by Cambridge University Press.