This research focuses on women investors in England and Wales between 1870 and 1930. Important legal, social and economic changes occurred between these dates that enabled women to participate to a greater extent in various forms of investment. At the same time, the types and range of investment opportunities themselves widened, both at a national and an international level.

The aim of the project is to determine the extent to which women participated in this widening of opportunity, and to establish the reasons for their involvement in a range of investments. Four main questions are posed  (i) How important were women in the overall investment population between 1870 and 1930; (ii) What types of investment did different groups of women investors favour and how did these alter over the period in question; (iii) What motivated women’s choice of investments; (iv) What was the impact of regional differences in female investment practices?

The project will pay particular attention to life course issues, and to the way in which investment practices varied over time and between places. The research will be based on an analysis of share registers, taxation records and the census.



  • Page 1 of 2

Geographies of wealth: real estate and personal property ownership in England and Wales, 1870-1902

Author: David R. Green Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Journal article

THE FINAL RECKONING: USING DEATH DUTY RECORDS TO RESEARCH WEALTH HOLDING IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND AND WALES

Author: Alastair Owens Date: Monday, October 1, 2012 Journal article

Wealth, investment and gender in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Organiser: David Green Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 Organised event

Assets of the dead : wealth and investment in late nineteenth-century England and Wales

Author: David Green Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Book chapter

The evidence for 'democratisation' of share ownership in Great Britain in the early twentieth century

Author: Josephine Maltby Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Book chapter

Men, women, and money : perspectives on gender, wealth, and investment 1850-1930

Editor: David Green Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Book

Who comprised the nation of shareholders? : gender and investment in Great Britain, c. 1870-1935

Author: Janette Rutterford Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 Journal article

The final balance : researching families and wealth in the 19th century using the death duty records

Author: Alistair Owens Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Podcast

Lives in the balance? : gender, age and assets in late-nineteenth-century England and Wales

Author: David Green Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009 Journal article

.pdf

Researching shareholding and investment in England and Wales : approaches, sources and methods

Author: Janette Rutterford Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009 Journal article

.pdf

Lives in the balance : gender, assets and age in late nineteenth-century England and Wales

Author: David Green Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Conference paper/presentation

.pdf

Working with personal papers

Creator: Alastair Owens Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Guide

.pdf

Working with the IR26 series

Creator: Alastair Owens Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Guide

.pdf

Working with the census

Creator: David Green Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Guide

.pdf

Working with the census

Creator: David Green Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Guide

.pdf

Working with shares

Creator: Janette Rutterford Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Guide

Women investors in England and Wales 1870 to 1930

Author: David Green Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Website

.pdf

Appendix

Author: David Green Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 Full research report

.pdf

Full research report

Author: David Green Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 Full research report

.pdf

Non-technical summary

Author: David Green Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 Research summary

.pdf

Why can't a woman be more like a man? : male and female shareholders in England and Wales 1870 to 1935

Creator: Janette Rutterford Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 Presentation/lecture

.pdf

Women investors in England and Wales 1870-1930 : sources

Creator: David Green Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 Presentation/lecture

.pdf

Lives in the balance : women's financial assets and debts in late nineteenth century England and Wales

Creator: Alastair Owens Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 Presentation/lecture

.pdf

Women and Investors in England and Wales project training manual

Creator: David Green Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 Guide

.pdf

Diminishing differences : male and female shareholders in England and Wales 1870 to 1935

Author: Janette Rutterford Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 Other output

  • Page 1 of 2
Start date
Monday, December 12, 2005
End date
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Grant holder
Dr David Green
Co-applicants
Grey
Professor J Ruttterford
Professor Josephine Maltby
Dr Alastair Owens
Grant amount
$240,738.81
Grant reference
RES-000-23-1435
Discipline
Economic & Social History
Economic and Social History
Grant type