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Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880$
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Marguerite W. Dupree

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204008

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.001.0001

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Work and Family Patterns

Work and Family Patterns

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(p.146) (p.147) 3 Work and Family Patterns
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Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840–1880
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Marguerite W. Dupree

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204008.003.0004

This chapter discusses the family and household patterns of members of the major occupational groups in the Potteries. It examines, analyzes, and compares the patterns of employment over a person's lifetime, family employment, and fertility. The patterns that emerge help illuminate the ‘relative autonomy’ or flexibility of individual and family relationships during the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   occupational groups, family relationships, employment, autonomy, flexibility, nineteenth century

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