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The Lure of Aggregates and the Pitfalls of the Patriarchal Perspective: A Critique of the High Wage Economy Interpretation of the British Industrial Revolution
The newly dominant interpretation of the British industrial revolution contends that Britain was a high wage economy (HWE) and that the high wages themselves caused industrialization by makingExpand
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Off the Record: Reconstructing Women's Labor Force Participation in the European Past
Abstract Conventional histories of women's labor force participation in Europe conceptualize the trends in terms of a U-shaped pattern. This contribution draws on historical research to challengeExpand
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Mundane heroines: Conflict, Ethnicity, Gender, and Female Headship in Eastern Sri Lanka
For the last twenty years, eastern Sri Lanka has witnessed a bitter and bloody civil conflict. This paper explores the experience of female-headed households in the region. Only partially the productExpand
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Unreal Wages? Real Income and Economic Growth in England, 1260-1850
Existing accounts of workers' earnings in the past suffer from the fundamental problem that annual incomes are inferred from day wages without knowing the length of the working year. We circumventExpand
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The Wages of Women in England, 1260-1850
This paper presents a wage series for unskilled English women workers from 1260 to 1850 and compares it with existing evidence for men. Our series cast light on long run trends in women's agency andExpand
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The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present
1. The transformation of consumer desire in the long eighteenth century 2. The origins of the Industrious Revolution 3. The Industrious Revolution: the supply of labor 4. The Industrious Revolution:Expand
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The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain
A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain since industrialization. Combining the expertise of more than thirty leading historians and economists, Volume 2 tracks theExpand
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The Origins and Expansion of the Male Breadwinner Family: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Britain
The transition from a family economy in which incomes were democratically secured through the best efforts of all family members to one in which men supported dependent wives and children appears asExpand
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