Family Structure in 19th Century Lancashire


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A sociological study that explores the impact of urban-industrial life on the kinship system of the working classes in nineteenth-century Lancashire. Dr Anderson asks 'Why should people be interested in maintaining relationships with kin rather than with other members of their social networks?' He analyses this question through Lancashire data and shows that life in factory towns posed major problems for the inhabitants that could best be met by help from kin. The author presents topical data on household structure, ...

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