Returning to an old debate: the standard of living of the British working class during the Industrial Revolution

Article Catalan; Valencian OPEN
Escudero, Antonio;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona
  • Journal: Revista de Historia Industrial (issn: 2385-3247, eissn: 1132-7200)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Subject: Standard of Living, Industrial Revolution, Great Britain, Welfare Indicators | Nivel de vida, Revolución Industrial, Gran Bretaña, Indicadores del bienestar

This paper reviews the old debate about the standard of living of the British working class during the Industrial Revolution. It starts by analyzing the measurement problem and then explains the reasons for the old and long permanence of the controversy. The article sum... View more
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