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Le due rivoluzioni agrarie inglesi, 1450-1850. (The Two English Agricultural Revolutions, 1450-1850. With English summary.)

Abstract:

This paper reassesses the importance of enclosure and large-scale farming (capitalist agriculture) in explaining the rise of productivity in early modern English agriculture. Between 1500 and 1800, output per worker and yield per acre both doubled. Enclosure accounted for only a small fraction of the growth in yields and labor productivity. The shift from owner-occupied family farms to large scale farms operated by tenants at will and cultivated by wage laborers made no contribution to the gr...

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Journal:
Rivista di Storia Economica, N.S
Volume:
6
Publication date:
1989-01-01
Language:
Italian
UUID:
uuid:288c290f-b570-4219-8f4f-61dd86616043
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11441
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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