Social Mobility in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century England

  • Andrew Miles

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 21-47
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    Pages 48-65
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    Pages 66-96
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    Pages 116-144
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-262

About this book


This pioneering book provides the first systematic historical analysis of occupational and social mobility in England. Using a collection of over 10,000 marriage certificates to examine inter-generational change, and almost 500 autobiographical texts and abstracts to explore the dynamics of career mobility, it shows how the development of the nineteenth-century economy was accompanied by rising rates of mobility, which made English society more 'open' while at the same encouraging a distinct process of working-class formation.


Generation mobility occupations

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew Miles
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  1. 1.Department of Modern HistoryUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39293-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37321-1
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