Work and Poverty

The database includes a wide range of indicators of economic distress, most obviously unemployment and Poor Law statistics but also 'Small Debt Plaints' and the marriage rate. It also includes information on wages, hours of work and strikes in different localities. This part of the database includes some information about Ireland.

This is the oldest part of the GBH database, being based on the earlier Labour Markets Database (LMDB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust in 1989-91, and including some data from earlier research by Humphrey Southall in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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