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Industry structure, entrepreneurship, and culture: An empirical analysis using historical coalfields
There is mounting evidence demonstrating that entrepreneurship is spatially clustered and that these spatial differences are quite persistent over long periods of time. However, especially theExpand
The occupational structure of England c.1710 to c.1871 Work in progress
This paper presents new evidence on the male occupational structure of England c.1710 deriving from c.1000 baptism registers and provides a preliminary analysis of the implications of the data. TheExpand
Family farms and capitalist farms in mid nineteenth-century England
The published 1851 census contains a series of tables documenting, for every British county, the distribution of farm sizes and the employment levels for adult males. Hitherto these data have largelyExpand
Railways , growth , and spatial reorganization : evidence from nineteenth century England and Wales
We examine the e ects of transport improvements on growth and spatial reorganization using detailed data on railways in nineteenth century England and Wales. Our estimates show that in the short-runExpand
PARLIAMENTARY ENCLOSURE AND THE EMERGENCE OF AN ENGLISH AGRICULTURAL PROLETARIAT
  • L. Shaw-Taylor
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Economic History
  • 1 September 2001
It has often been argued that parliamentary enclosure decisively increased the wage dependence of English agricultural laborers, primarily by extinguishing their rights to keep cows on common land.Expand
The Rise of Agrarian Capitalism and the Decline of Family Farming in England
  • L. Shaw-Taylor
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The Economic history review
  • 1 February 2012
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It is argued that agrarian capitalism was dominant in southern and eastern England by 1700 but that in northern England the critical developments came later and this article develops a new approach to the problem. Expand
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