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Rostow posited the existence of five separate stages. The Swedish take-off was initiated by timber exports, wood pulp and pasteboard products followed by the emergence of railways, hydropower, steel, and animal husbandry and dairy products.
New types of enterprising people emerged on the society.
As a result they came to India and other colonies for rotsow purpose at the first time and gradually took the political power of this country. In this stage of development per capita income of country rises to such a high level that consumption basket of the people increases beyond food, clothing and shelters to articles of comforts and luxuries on a mass scale.
Finally, external economies generated by the leading sectors further stimulated demand in sectors linked to the leading sector. The initial key industries which sparked the take-off decelerate roxtow diminishing returns set rostow stages of development pdf download.
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Likewise, Meier argues that stages in the history of economic growth cannot be generalised from the development experience of some European Countries as Rostow has done. In a relatively short period of a decade or two, both the basic structure of the economy and social and political structure is changed So that a self-sustaining growth rate can be maintained. At the time of Industrial Revolution on we saw the development of particular secondary section of each country rostow stages of development pdf download Europe.
This implied an increasing capital-output ratio over the various stages of industrialisation.
The citizens understood the essence of control of birth rate and death rates. The structure of the economy changes increasingly. People of these societies think that not much economic progress is possible for them and for their future generations. Thus, during the take-off stage, the desire to achieve economic growth to rasie the living standards dominates the society. Due to industrialisation a large portion of workforce was shifted from agricultural section to the manufacturing rostow stages of development pdf download.
He did not highlight the overall condition of the economy. Secondly, increase in agricultural incomes would lead to the demand for industrial products and stimulate industrial investment. But the critical fact about this type of society is that there is limit to attainable output per head.
These conditions mainly comprise fundamental changes in the social, political and economic fields; for example: This stage was defined in terms of shift in emphasis from problems of production to that of consumption.
Necessarily, therefore, attention veers towards problems of allocation of resources which, according to Rostow, came to be governed by the following considerations: Overall capital per head increases as the rostow stages of development pdf download matures. These new industries producing durable consumer goods become the new leading sectors of economic growth.
The winds of change are triggered by some important political event that revolutionizes the political structure or a sudden infuse of new techniques and methods of production attributed to formidable advances in science and technology. This stage of economic growth occurs when the economy becomes mature and is capable of generating self-sustained growth. Due to high income their preferences were shifted to luxury goods.
This type of a society allocates a large proportion of its resources to agriculture and is characterised by a hierarchical social structure in which there is little possibility for vertical mobility.
The change in composition was observed to vary from country to country.
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In the stage of drive to maturity the change in the entrepreneurial leadership took place. As iron and steel industry is essential for rostow stages of development pdf download of every country each country experienced growth in iron and steel industry in Europe.
There is a marked discontinuity between the first two stages dodnload mentioned earlier and the stage of take-off. This is the crucial stage which covers a relatively brief period of two to three decades in which the economy transforms itself in such a way that economic growth subsequently takes place more or less automatically. Centralised political power based on nationalism replaced the land- based rostow stages of development pdf download or colonial power.
The rates of saving and investment are of such a magnitude that economic development becomes automatic. In addition the economy, through its political process, expresses willingness to allocate increased resources to social welfare and security.
In fact the bottom-line was that Rostow based his theory on the flows of the Marxian theory. Revolutionary changes occur in both agriculture downooad industry and productivity levels sharply increase. It is that stage of economic growth in which the progressive elements creep into the otherwise barbaric and primitive psyches of the members of the society.
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Certain boredom with industrialisation gave rise to social protest against the costs of industrialisation. Gunar Mydral has argued that there cannot an inevitable sequence of events described as successive stages of growth.
This initial stage of traditional society signifies a primitive society having no access to modern science and technology. The Downloav take-off started with grain exports, followed by railways, iron and steel, coal and engineering. This limit arises due or the absence of access to modern science and technology. It lacked originality as a piece of academic research. The covers a if period of a century or more during which the preconditions for take-off are established. In this stage of a deveelopment output could be increasing through the expansion of land area under cultivation or through the discovery and spread of a new crop.
It is a rostow stages of development pdf download when a society effectively applies the range of available modern rostow stages of development pdf download to the bulk of its resources; and growth ddownload the normal mode of existence. This led to a depression in the further period. New types of industries producing durable consumer goods come into existence which satisfies the wants for more consumption.
This led to development of the existing industries and also variation in tastes and preferences took place more rapidly in this period. Structurally, the leading sectors also enjoyed high income elasticities of demand and they reaped increases in market sizes disproportionate to the size of income increases in the economy as a whole.
The value system that prevails in such a society is what Rostow calls a long-run fatalism. India did some of these things in the First Five Year plan period rostow stages of development pdf download He only highlighted the growth of one or more sectors of the economy.
Further, there is a change in the attitude of the people who start viewing the world where there are possibilities downloaad future growth. At this time, agricultural lands were acquired for industrialisation.