Food supply, health and economic development in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

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Abstract

This paper reviews the debate over the amount of food which was available for human consumption in England and Wales during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It presents new data on the number of calories derived from Irish imports and includes new calculations on the size distribution of calories within the British population.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Pages (from-to)141-154
Number of pages14
JournalScientia Danica, Series H, Humanistica
Volume4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • food availability
  • England
  • Wales
  • eighteenth century
  • nineteenth century
  • history
  • economic development
  • heath

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