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The Occupational Structure of Nineteenth Century Britain

The Occupational Structure of Nineteenth Century Britain

This project has been generously funded by the ESRC (RES-000-23-1579). It is part of a larger ongoing programme of research The occupational structure of Britain 1379-1911, which is directed by Leigh Shaw-Taylor and Tony Wrigley and has been awarded British Academy Research Project status. The wider project aims ultimately to reconstruct the evolution of the occupational structure of Britain from the late medieval period down to the late nineteenth century. The underlying aim of the project is to improve our understanding both of the first Industrial Revolution and of the centuries of economic development which preceded it and to put our work in a comparative context. This project focusses on the nineteenth century but the creation of a quasi-census of male occupations c.1817 provides a critical resource for work on earlier periods.