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Some Characteristics of Insolvency Levels

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency

Published in print February 1995 | ISBN: 9780198205180
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191676536 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0007

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Some Characteristics of Insolvency Levels

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This chapter examines the characteristics of insolvency levels in England during the 19th century. The findings indicate that some insolvency in particular trades was being handled outside the system and that occupations had different levels of bankruptcy. The analyses also reveal that while insolvency declined in the two or three decades before 1913, the rate of bankruptcy did not decline in all occupations, and that small businesses were more susceptible to bankruptcy.

Keywords: insolvency; bankruptcy; small businesses; occupations; trades

Chapter.  16074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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