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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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Not Making, Digging, or Growing

Not Making, Digging, or Growing

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(p.135) 9 Not Making, Digging, or Growing
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The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914
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Roderick Floud

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0010

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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