Structural change and economic growth in the British economy before the Industrial Revolution, 1500-1800
Patrick Wallis (),
Justin Colson and
David Chilosi ()
LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library
Structural transformation is a key indicator of economic development. We present the first time series of male labour sectoral shares for England and Wales before 1800, using a large sample of probate and apprenticeship data to produce national and county-level estimates. England experienced a rapid decline in the share of workers in agriculture between the early seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth centuries, associated with rising agricultural and especially industrial productivity; Wales saw few changes. Our results show that England experienced unusually early structural change and highlight the mid-seventeenth century as a turning point.
JEL-codes: N0 F3 G3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eff, nep-evo, nep-gro and nep-his
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (11) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in Journal of Economic History, 1, September, 2018, 78(3), pp. 862 - 903. ISSN: 0022-0507
Downloads: (external link)
http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/84510/ Open access version. (application/pdf)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ehl:lserod:84510
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in LSE Research Online Documents on Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library LSE Library Portugal Street London, WC2A 2HD, U.K.. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by LSERO Manager ().