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Study Report

Study Number: MB-504-001-1-1-Britain-ICPSR-1832

Subject Area: Decision Making in Deliberative Bodies

Bibliographic Citation: British parliamentary divisions on repeal of the corn laws, including party affiliation of members of Parliament and constituency characteristics, 1832-1846.  [machine-readable data file] / Schonhardt-Bailey, Cheryl  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6424

Date Accessioned: 5/13/1996

Number of Files Received: 4

Comments: Root directory of study consists of 4 parts. Data and documentation are stored as compressed executables.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/13/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable: printed 1 volume hard copy; as received from ICPSR.

Abstract: These data were gathered to explain the timing of the repeal of the Corn Laws by developing and testing a model that links the economic composition of British county and borough constituencies to the voting behavior of Members of Parliament (M.P.s) on trade policy. The model seeks to demonstrate that electoral reform and export growth and diversification during the 1830s and the early 1840s, both independently and through their influence on the party affiliation of M.P.s, raised the political cost to M.P.s of maintaining a protectionist policy, thereby contributing to the policy shift from protectionism to free trade. The data include constituency characteristics derived from death duty registers and income tax returns.

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