English Workers’Living Standards During the Industrial Revolution: A New Look*


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    This article is part of a larger research project on ‘British Inequality since 1670’, supported by grants from the US National Science Foundation (SOC76-80967, SOC79-09361, SOC79-06869) and the US National Endowment for the Humanities (RO-26772-78-19). The authors gratefully acknowledge the able research assistance of George Boyer, Ding-Wei Lee, Linda W. Lindert, Thomas Renaghan, Ricardo Silveira, Kenneth Snowden and Arthur Woolf, as well as the helpful comments of G. N. von Tunzelmann, Stanley L. Engerman, two anonymous referees, and seminar participants at the University of California (Berkeley, Davis, UCLA), Harvard University, Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin.