Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Enclosure and the YeomanThe Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert C. Allen

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198282969

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 19 January 2020

Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity

Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity

Chapter:
(p.211) 11 Labour Shedding and the Growth in Productivity
Source:
Enclosure and the Yeoman
Author(s):

Robert C. Allen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0011

This chapter discusses the advantages of large farms, primarily labour productivity. It has been previously believed that large farms had no advantage over small using corn yields as the measure of performance. However, the results of the discussion in this chapter help explain that the most distinctive characteristic of agricultural productivity growth in early modern England was the rapid and exceptional increase in output per worker.

Keywords:   advantages, large farms, labour productivity, corn yields, measure of performance, agricultural productivity, early modern England, output per worker

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .