Artisanal Skills, Watchmaking, and the Industrial Revolution: Prescot and Beyond

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Title: Artisanal Skills, Watchmaking, and the Industrial Revolution: Prescot and Beyond
Authors: Cummins, NeilÓ Gráda, Cormac
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Date: Oct-2019
Online since: 2019-10-23T11:28:01Z
Abstract: The role of skills and human capital during England’s Industrial Revolution is the subject of an old but still ongoing debate. This paper contributes to the debate by assessing the artisanal skills of watchmakers and watch tool makers in southwest Lancashire in the eighteenth century and their links to apprenticeship. The flexibility of the training regime and its evolution are discussed, as is the decline of the industry.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 41
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2019/24
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Authors
Keywords: ApprenticeshipIndustrial Revolution
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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