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Sanitary investment and the decline of urban mortality in England and Wales, 1817-1914

Sanitary investment and the decline of urban mortality in England and Wales, 1817-1914
Sanitary investment and the decline of urban mortality in England and Wales, 1817-1914
Previous authors have drawn attention to the role played by loan-financed public works in reducing mortality in England and Wales during the latter part of the nineteenth century. However, these arguments are largely based on the analysis of a limited set of loans and tend to focus on the period after 1870. This article considers a wider range of loans over a longer period. Although it tends to reinforce earlier arguments about the overall chronology of sanitary investment, it provides a much fuller account of the history of loan-financed sanitary expenditure than has hitherto been available. It also suggests that the new data may provide a much better foundation for examining the relationship between urban sanitary reform and the decline of mortality during this period.
Sanitation; public health; mortality; water supply; urbanisation; England and Wales.
1081-602X
Hinde, Peter
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Harris, Bernard J.
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Hinde, Peter
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Harris, Bernard J.
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Hinde, Peter and Harris, Bernard J. (2019) Sanitary investment and the decline of urban mortality in England and Wales, 1817-1914. The History of the Family. (doi:10.1080/1081602X.2018.1556722).

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Abstract

Previous authors have drawn attention to the role played by loan-financed public works in reducing mortality in England and Wales during the latter part of the nineteenth century. However, these arguments are largely based on the analysis of a limited set of loans and tend to focus on the period after 1870. This article considers a wider range of loans over a longer period. Although it tends to reinforce earlier arguments about the overall chronology of sanitary investment, it provides a much fuller account of the history of loan-financed sanitary expenditure than has hitherto been available. It also suggests that the new data may provide a much better foundation for examining the relationship between urban sanitary reform and the decline of mortality during this period.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 December 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 8 January 2019
Keywords: Sanitation; public health; mortality; water supply; urbanisation; England and Wales.

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Local EPrints ID: 426778
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/426778
ISSN: 1081-602X
PURE UUID: e88b883d-0d83-45be-9141-eaccb68c335a

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2018 17:30
Last modified: 27 Mar 2019 17:30

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