This pioneering booklet presents the 1st systematic historic research of occupational and social mobility in England. utilizing a set of over 10,000 marriage certificate to envision inter-generational swap, and virtually 500 autobiographical texts and abstracts to discover the dynamics of profession mobility, it indicates how the improvement of the nineteenth-century financial system used to be observed by means of emerging premiums of mobility, which made English society extra 'open' whereas on the comparable encouraging a different means of working-class formation.

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