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Wealth inequality and social mobility in industrializing England

The industrial revolution in the 18th century led to great prosperity in England, however, contemporaneous reductions in living standards for poorer people and increases in inequality have also been documented. Using novel individual level and geo-coded wealth data, this project reexamines wealth inequality and social mobility between 1670 and 1850 in England to advance our understanding about the distributional effects of the Industrial Revolution.


Currently there are no publications available for this project

Project start:
01. August 2017

Project end:
30. June 2024

Project management:
Dr. Cara Ebert

Project staff:
Leander Heldring, Sebastian Vollmer, James A. Robinson