Die relatiewe welvaart van die vroeë Kaapse setlaars

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP24/2011
 
Publication date: 2011
 
Author(s):
[protected email address] (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)
 
Abstract:

Die tradisionele beskouing van die agtiende eeuse Kaap as ‘n armoedige bestaans-ekonomie moet heroorweeg word. Deur van 2577 onlangs gedigitaliseerde boede-linventarisse gebruik te maak, toon hierdie artikel dat die gemiddelde Kaapse setlaars-huishouding relatief wel-af was aan die begin van die agtiende eeu en dat hierdie vlakke oor tyd toegeneem het, al het dit ook gepaard gegaan met ‘n toename in ongelykheid binne die setlaarsbevolking. Kaapse setlaarshuishoudings kon selfs kers vashou met huishoudings in streke wat gedurende die agtiende as die mees welvarende beskou is – Nederland en Engeland.

 
JEL Classification:

N37, N17, N01

Keywords:

Kaapkolonie, inventarisse, welfaart, groei, armoede, rykdom, Stellenbosch, boere, ongelykheid

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