Retail development in the consumer revolution: The Netherlands c. 1670 – c. 1815

van den Heuvel, Danielle and Ogilvie, Sheilagh (2013) Retail development in the consumer revolution: The Netherlands c. 1670 – c. 1815. Explorations in Economic History , 50 (1). pp. 69-87. ISSN 0014-4983. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Netherlands pioneered an early modern ‘Retail Revolution’, facilitating the Consumer Revolution. We analyze 959 Dutch retail ratios using multivariate regressions. Retail density rose with female headship everywhere. Density was high in Holland, but moderate in intermediate provinces and low in Overijssel. Differences in retail density between large and small settlements were trivial in Holland, moderate in intermediate provinces, and prominent in Overijssel. Retail ratios stagnated everywhere across the eighteenth century but rose sharply after 1800. The Dutch Retail Revolution did not unleash ineluctable growth, we conclude, but varied significantly with agrarian structure, the institutional powers of guilds, and female autonomy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Danielle van den Heuvel
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 15:28
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 16:11
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30918 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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