Domestic Servants and Their Urban Employers: A Case Study of Lancaster, 1880-1914

  title={Domestic Servants and Their Urban Employers: A Case Study of Lancaster, 1880-1914},
  author={Si{\^a}n Pooley},
  journal={Economic History eJournal},
  • Siân Pooley
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Economic History eJournal
It has been argued that domestic service heightened divisions of class and gender, and supported the private nuclear family in late nineteenth-century England. This case study of one urban locality (Lancaster) between 1880 and 1914 uses qualitative and quantitative techniques, particularly longitudinal record linkage, to explore relationships between live-in domestic servants and their employers. It is argued that there were considerable similarities between the backgrounds and life-cycle… Expand
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