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List of publications arising directly from the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 project

List of publications arising directly from the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 project

In progress

Bogart, D., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, M. Structural change: Railways, Endowments, and occupational structure in Industrializing Britain.

Buyst, E., Shaw-Taylor, L. An Anglo-Belgian comparison of occupational structures during industrialization.

Erickson, A.L. and Stephenson, J. Contracting in 18th-century London.

Erickson, A.L. and Stephenson, J. Businesswomen in 18th-century London, for submission to Business History Review.

Field, J. and Shaw-Taylor, L. The male occupational structure of London, c.1710-52: a new perspective on London during the first half of the eighteenth century.

Field, J. Occupations and Crime in Seventeenth-Century Southwark, for submission to London Journal.

Field, J. The Economic Development of Early Modern Westminster, for submission to Journal of British Studies or Urban History.

Field, J. The Male Occupational Structure of Seventeenth-Century London, for submission to Journal of Urban History.

Obschonka, M., Stuetzer, M., Rentfrow, P.J., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, M., Silbereisen, R.K. The steam of the past: The Industrial Revolution and its imprint on personality and well-being factors.

Saito, O., Shaw-Taylor, L. The sectoral allocation of male labourers: A solution to the problem for England and Wales 1700-1911.

Saito, O., Shaw-Taylor, L. (eds) Occupational Structure and Industrialization in Comparative Perspective.

Shaw-Taylor, L. and You, X. The female labour force in England and Wales c.1710-1871.

Shaw-Taylor, L. Occupational Structure and the Escape from Malthusian Constraints in England and Wales, 1381-1911, in: Smith, R.M. and Wrigley, E.A. (eds.) Population Histories in Context.

Smith, R.M., Shaw-Taylor, L., Wrigley, E.A. How agricultural was the English population in 1381?

Sugden, K. Clapham revisited: The transference of the worsted industry from Norfolk to the West Riding, c. 1700-1851.

Sugden, K. The decline of the Norwich worsted industry, c. 1700-1800.

You, X. The regional diversity of female employment in nineteenth century England and Wales.

You, X. The breadwinner-homemaker model revisited: mother's work in nineteenth century England and Wales.


Erickson, A.L. Esther Sleepe, fanmaker, and her family. Eighteenth-Century Life, Special issue on the Burney family, 42(2), forthcoming April 2018.

Erickson, A.L. Negotiating social capital: apprenticing daughters in early modern urban England, in M. Lanzinger, J. Maegraith, S. Clementi, E. Forster and C. Hagen (eds) Stipulating – Litigating – Mediating. Negotiations of Gender and Property. Brill; forthcoming.

Sugden, R. and Sugden, K. Economic Development of Interior British Columbia: A Case Study of Occupations in the Okanagan, 1881-1921. BC Studies, 194, forthcoming summer 2017, 75-100.

Sugden, K. An Occupational Study to Track the Rise of Adult Male Mule Spinning in Lancashire and Cheshire, 1777-1813. Textile History, forthcoming 2017.

Wrigley, E.A. The preventive check and the poor law: the Malthusian model and its implications, in: Stimson, S. (ed) T.R. Malthus, An essay of the principle of population, in the series Rethinking the western tradition. Yale University Press; forthcoming.

Wrigley, E.A. Reconsidering the industrial revolution. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, forthcoming.

Wrigley, E.A. Smith, R.M. Malthus and the poor law. Historical Journal, forthcoming.



Keibek, S., 2016. By-employments and occupational structure in pre-industrial England. Working Paper. PDF

Keibek, S., 2016. From probate inventories to households: correcting the probate record for wealth bias. Working Paper. PDF

Keibek, S., 2016. Allocating labourers to occupational sectors in historical datasets using regression techniques. Working Paper. PDF

Keibek, S., 2016. Using probate data for estimating historical male occupational structures. Working Paper. PDF

Stuetzer, M., Obschonka, M., Audretsch, D.B., Wyrwich, M., Rentfrow, P.J., Coombes, M., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, M., 2016. Industry structure, entrepreneurship, and culture: An empirical analysis using historical coalfields. European Economic Review, 86, 52-72. doi:

Sugden, K., 2016. The location of the textile industry in England and Wales, 1813-1820. Textile History, 47(2), 208-26.

Wrigley, E.A., 2016. The path to sustained growth: England's transition from an organic economy to an industrial revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Chapter 5 'Changing occupational structure and consumer demand' arises from the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 project) ISBN 98-1-107-13571-0.


Erickson, A.L., 2014. Mistresses and marriage: or, a short history of the Mrs. History Workshop Journal, 78(1), 39-57. doi:10.1093/hwj/dbt002.

McGeevor, S., 2014. How well did the 19th century census record women's 'regular' employment in England and Wales? A case study of Hertfordshire in 1851. The History of the Family, 19(4): 489-512. doi: 10.1080/1081602X.2014.968181.

Shaw-Taylor, L. and Wrigley, E.A., 2014. Occupational Structure and Population Change, in: Floud, R., Humphries, J., Johnson, P. (eds) The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume I, 1700-1870. 4th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p.53-88.

Wrigley, E.A., 2014. Urban growth in early modern England: food, fuel, and transport. Past and Present, 225(1): 79-112. doi:10.1093/pastj/gtu032.


Casson, M., Shaw-Taylor, L., Satchell, A.E., Wrigley, E.A., 2013. Railways and local population growth: Northamptonshire and Rutland, 1801-91, in: Casson, M., Hashimzade, N. (eds) Large Databases in Economic History: Research Methods and Case Studies. Routledge.

Field J., 2013. Domestic service, gender, and wages in rural England, c. 1700-1860. Economic History Review, 66, 249–272. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00648.x.

Keibek, S.A.J. and Shaw-Taylor, L., 2013. Early modern rural by-employments: a re-examination of the probate inventory evidence. Agricultural History Review, 61(II), pp. 244-81. See:

Wrigley, E.A., 2013. Energy and the English industrial revolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 371, 2011.0568. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0568


Erickson, A.L., 2012. Marital status and economic activity: interpreting spinsters, wives, and widows in pre-census population listings. Cambridge Working Papers in Economic & Social History, 7. PDF

Kitson, P.M., Shaw-Taylor, L., Wrigley, E.A., Davies, R.S., Newton, G., Satchell, A.E.M., 2012 & 2013. The creation of a 'census' of adult male employment for England and Wales for 1817. Cambridge Working Papers in Economic & Social History, 4. PDF

Shaw-Taylor, L., 2012. The rise of agrarian capitalism and the decline of family farming in England. Economic History Review, 65(1), 26–60. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00585.x


Erickson, A.L., 2011. Eleanor Mosley and other milliners in the City of London Companies 1700-1750. History Workshop Journal, 71(1), pp. 147-72. doi: 10.1093/hwj/dbq053

Wrigley, E.A., 2011. Coping with rapid population growth: how England fared in the century preceding the Great Exhibition of 1851, in: Feldman, D. and Lawrence, J. (eds) Structures and transformations in modern British history: essays for Gareth Stedman-Jones. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 24-53.

Wrigley, E.A., 2011. The Early English Censuses. Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy.


Wrigley, E.A., 2010. Energy and the English industrial revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Chapter 5 'Occupational structure, aggregated income, and migration' arises from the Occupational Structure of Britain c.1379-1911 project)


Erickson, A.L., 2009. [review article] "What shall we do about the servants?": Carolyn Steedman, Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age, and Alison Light, Mrs Woolf and the Servants. History Workshop Journal, 67(1).

Erickson, A.L., 2009. [review] Alison Kay, The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London c.1800-1870. Reviews in History, no. 917. See:

Wrigley, E.A., 2009. Rickman revisited: the population growth rates of English counties in the early modern period. Economic History Review, 62, pp. 711-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2009.00476.x


Erickson, A.L., 2008. Married women's occupations in eighteenth-century London. Continuity & Change, 23(2), 267-307. doi:

Erickson, A.L., 2008. [review article] Women's work in the eighteenth century: Nancy Locklin, Women's Work and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Brittany, and Isabelle Baudino, et al (eds) Invisible Woman: Aspects of Women's Work in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Reviews in History, no. 708a. See:


Shaw-Taylor, L., 2007. Diverse experiences: The geography of adult female employment and the 1851 census, in: Goose, N. (ed.) Women's work in industrial England: Regional and local perspectives. Local Population Studies Society.

Wrigley, E.A., 2007. English county populations in the later eighteenth century. Economic History Review, 60(1), pp. 35-69. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2006.00355.x


Shaw-Taylor, L., 2005. Family farms and capitalist farms in mid nineteenth century England. Agricultural History Review, 53(2), pp. 158-191. See:

Unpublished preliminary papers

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