Victorian Economic Change and Heights: A Note on Lagged Effects

  • Thomas E. Jordan
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Abstract

Major phenomena in nineteenth century Britain were the defeat of Napoleon and the subsequent economic expansion across the decades of a vigorous century (Crafts and Harley 1992). Throughout the period vigorous men and women of character and presence were evident; they left a stereotype of people in the era as prominent, active, and occasionally eccentric. On closer inspection, however, the period also represented a greater number striving merely to maintain themselves in the face of rapid and not always beneficial social change.

Keywords

Nineteenth Century Social Class Economic Index Social Stratum Height Index 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Jordan
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  1. 1.University of MissouriSt. LouisUSA

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