Household and family structure in England and Wales, 1851-1911: continuities and change
journal contributionposted on 15.05.2019, 08:39 by K Schürer, Eilidh M. Garrett, Hannaliis Jaadla, Alice Reid
This article produces the first findings on changes in household and family structure in England and Wales during 1851–1911, using the recently available Integrated Census Microdata (I-CeM) – a complete count database of individual-level data extending to some 188 million records. As such, it extends and updates the important overview article published in Continuity and Change by Michael Anderson in 1988. The I-CeM data shed new light on transitions in household structure and family life during this period, illustrating both continuities and change in a number of key areas: family composition; single parent families; living alone; extended households; childhood; leaving home and marriage patterns.