The Industrial Revolution Impacts

By Madison Andrews

Working Conditions

  • 80% of the population went towards the working class
  • People turned to "poorhouse", these are institutions where paupers were maintained with public funds
  • Henry Mayhew observed the London Poor in 1823 stating that "there is barely sufficient work"

Urbanization

  • In pre-Industrial Revolution over 80% of people lived in rural areas
  • By 1850, more people lived in cities than in rural areas
  • City of London grew from 2 million people to 5 million people in 1840
  • Certain processes of urbanization stimulated the booming new industries by concentrating workers and factories together