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The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914$
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Roderick Floud

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780192892102

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.001.0001

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The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Roderick Floud

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the service sector from 1830–1914. In Britain, as in every country which has experienced economic development, industrialization created among consumers a greater and greater demand for non-material goods. Indeed, Britain led the way in building up the service sector as a proportion of its economy and labour force. The chapter discusses the skills and characteristics of service sector employees, the impact of services; the impact of expenditures in travel, medicine, and entertainment; and results of the growth of retail and wholesale trade.

Keywords:   travel, service sector, economic development, medicine, entertainment, retail trade, wholesale trade

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