This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on domestic servants in England during the 18th century. The analyses reveals that the term domestic servant has been used loosely and that most servants did not have distinct tasks in the household. It also suggests that household size and income are not the only bases for determining the number of servants in a household. This chapter also discusses the legitimacy of using literary sources as evidence on the nature of domestic service and the conditions of service.
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