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dc.contributor.authorClark, Gregoryen_US
dc.contributor.authorCummins, Joeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Brocken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-12T13:33:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-12T13:33:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58391-
dc.description.abstractOccupations listed in wills reveal that as early as 1560 effectively only 60% of the English engaged in farming. Even by 1817, well into the Industrial Revolution, the equivalent primary share, once we count in food and raw material imports, was still 52%. By implication, incomes in pre-industrial England were close to those of 1800. Urbanization rates are not a good guide to pre-industrial income levels. Many rural workers were engaged in manufacturing, services and trade. The occupation shares also imply pre-industrial England was rich enough in 1560 to rank above the bottom fifth of countries in 2007.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDep. of Economics, Univ. of California Davis, Calif.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers, University of California, Department of Economics 10,14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleThe surprising wealth of pre-industrial Englanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn635884682en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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