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Enclosure and the YeomanThe Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850$
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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

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Employment and Labour Productivity

Employment and Labour Productivity

(p.150) 8 Employment and Labour Productivity
Enclosure and the Yeoman

Robert C. Allen

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This chapter discusses a possible resolution to the dispute between the two changes that pushed up labour productivity. A reassessment of the contribution of enclosure to the growth of labour productivity in early modern English agriculture is also provided. The dispute that is discussed in this chapter was caused by the arguments between the Tory and Marxist fundamentalists towards the impact of enclosure on labour productivity and farm employment.

Keywords:   dispute, changes, labour productivity, enclosure, growth, early modern English agriculture, Tory, Marxist, arguments, farm employment

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