Standards of Living during the Industrial Revolution

The debate about living standards in the Industrial Revolution has recently focused on anthropometric measures, such as height and mortality, and linked these to the ability to work more intensively. Describe how these factors may be related. Discuss what the anthropometric evidence reveals about living standards in this period. Anthropometric measures add a new light Read more about Standards of Living during the Industrial Revolution[…]

Technological Revolution

Explain the debate between Allen and Mokyr on the role of institutions and resources in explaining the Industrial Revolution in Britain Mokyr believed that the Industrial Revolution was greatly aided by the technological changes which came about through an increase in scientific knowledge from what he termed the Industrial Enlightenment. This enlightenment came about through Read more about Technological Revolution[…]

Was there an agricultural revolution?

‘Agriculture played a fundamental role in British industrialisation.’ Explain the main ways in which agriculture can theoretically influence industrialisation. Word Count = 498 Agriculture can influence industrialisation through the generation or release of capital, the release of labour, acting as a market for industrial goods or through increased output. Perhaps the most fundamental way that Read more about Was there an agricultural revolution?[…]

Demography and the Industrial Revolution

What were the causes of the distinctive characteristics of English fertility behaviour during the Industrial Revolution? (b) How did the fertility rate interact with economic growth during this period? Before the causes of fertility behaviour are explored, we need to first look at what these characteristics were in the first place. From the graph to Read more about Demography and the Industrial Revolution[…]