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The Industrial Revolution and the Industrious Revolution

by Jan de Vries
The Journal of Economic History ()

Abstract

The Industrial Revolution as a historical concept has many shortcomings. A new concept-the "industrious revolution"-is proposed to place the Industrial Revolution in a broader historical setting. The industrious revolution was a process of household-based resource reallocation that increased both the supply of marketed commodities and labor and the demand for market-supplied goods. The industrious revolution was a household-level change with important demand- side features that preceded the Industrial Revolution, a supply-side phenomenon. It has implications for nineteenth- and twentieth-century economic history.

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