Coping with City Growth during the British Industrial by Jeffrey G. Williamson

By Jeffrey G. Williamson

Dealing with urban progress assesses British functionality with urban progress through the First business Revolution via combining the instruments utilized by 3rd global analysts with the archival recognition and eclectic sort of the industrial historian. What emerges is a thrilling and provocative new account of a truly outdated challenge. the talk over 3rd international urban development is hardly ever new, and will be present in the British Parliamentary Papers as early because the 1830s, in treatises by means of political economists, and within the British Press. This ebook may still swap the best way city historical past is written sooner or later and impression the best way we expect approximately modern 3rd international towns.

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1. "Rural" is simply the residual between total England and Wales and her cities. The 1861 census data is taken from Parliamentary Papers 1863, vol. 53, pt. 1. 1. Age distributions in the contemporary Third World, 1970: Urban and rural (in %) Less developed regions Latin America Age class Urban Rural Urban Rural 0-4 yrs. 3 Source: UN (1982), Table 5, pp. 35 and 42. 8. 6. 8 documents that the female young-adult bias did not exceed that of males by much. 8 percent for females. Thus, while the demographic impact of "the heavy nineteenth-century migration of males to the Empire and to the United States" (Teitelbaum, 1984, p.

1. 48 Sources and notes: "1841" refers to total births, 1839-1844, and total deaths, 1838-1844, converted into annual averages, and the rates calculated relative to 1841 populations: from Registrar General Annual Reports, PP 1847-8 (v. 25) and 1849 (v. 21). "1856" refers to total births and total deaths, 1851-60, converted into annual averages, and the rates calculated relative to 1851 and 1861 average populations: from Registrar General Annual Reports, PP 1862 (v. 17) and 1865 (v. 13). "1866" refers to total births and total deaths, 1861-1870, converted into annual averages, and the rates calculated relative to 1861 and 1871 average populations: from Registrar General Annual Reports, PP 1872 (v.

5 However, immigration's contribution to city growth was considerably greater early in the century, and the crossover point - where the contribution of natural increase begins to exceed immigration - appears in the 1810s and 1820s. 1 Although some of the diminished importance of immigration can be traced to the decline in the city immigration rate itself, most of it can be attributed to the rise in the rates of natural increase in the cities. The inverse correlation between city immigration and city natural in- 5 The details of the calculation can be found elsewhere (Williamson, 1985b, Appendix C), but the key assumption is that the rural-urban crude birth and crude death rate differentials estimated for 1841 persisted throughout the period from 1776 to 1841.

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