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Articles and Papers:

  • “Measuring misery: body mass among Victorian London’s poor”, Explorations in Economic History, 2009, vol. 46, pp. 93-119, with David Meredith and Deborah Oxley, available on line 23 December 2007,  doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2007.12.001
  • “Poverty and productivity in female-headed households in Zimbabwe”, Journal of Development Studies, 43, November 2007, pp. 1351-80, with Pramila Krishnan. Also as Cambridge Working Papers in Economics, CWPE 0663.
  • “Anthropometric measures of living standards and gender inequality in nineteenth-century Britain”, Local Population Studies, 179, Autumn 2007, with David Meredith and Deborah Oxley, pp.66- 74.
  • "The wonderful usefulness of history", review article of Cambridge Economic History of the United States, (eds.) S. L. Engerman and R. E. Gallman (2000) for the Economic Journal. Vol. 13, February 2003, pp.180-86
  • "Destined for deprivation: human capital formation and intergenerational poverty in nineteenth-century England", Explorations in Economic History, 38, 2001, with Jane Humphries and Hans-Joachim Voth, pp.339-65
  • "Living standards in Britain 1900-2000: women's century?" National Institute Economic Review, April 2000, pp.62-77
  • "Work and prudence: nineteenth-century household responses to income variation", European Review of Economic History, April 2000, pp.27-57 with Deborah Oxley
  • Horrell, S, (1999), "Crust or Crumb?: intrahousehold resource allocation and male breadwinning in late Victorian Britain", Economic History Review, L11, August 1999, p.494-522 with Deborah Oxley.
  • Horrell, S., Humphries, J. and Voth, H-J. (1998), "Stature and Relative Deprivation: Fatherless Children in Early Industrial Britain", Continuity and Change, pp. 73-115.
  • Horrell, S. and Humphries, J. (1997), "The Origins and Expansion of the Male Breadwinner Family: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Britain", International Review of Social History, 42, pp.25-64.
  • Horrell, S. (1996), "Home Demand and British Industrialisation", Journal of Economic History, 56, pp.561-604.
  • Horrell, S. and Humphries, J. (1995) "Exploitation of Little Children; Child Labour and the Family Economy in the Industrial Revolution", Exploration in Economic History, 32, pp. 485-516.
  • Horrell, S. and Humphries, J. (1996), "Women's Labour Force Participation and the Transition to the Male-Breadwinner Family, 1790-1865", Economic History Review, reprinted in Sharpe, P. and Arnold, E. (eds.), Women's Work: The English Experience, 1650-1914, (1998).


  • Work, Female Empowerment and Economic Development (2008), Routledge, with Hazel Johnson and Paul Mosley, ISBN 9780415437571, pages 233 + xvii

    Chapters contributed:

    1. Introduction, Sara Horrell and Paul Mosley, pp.1-10
    2. The surveys: countries, methodology and poverty classifications, Hazel Johnson and Sara Horrell, pp.11-31
    3. Time use and labour supply in rural households, Sara Horrell and Paul Mosley, pp.32-81
    4. Landlessness, poverty and labour markets in south-western Ethiopia, Sara Horrell and June Rock, pp.82-101
    7. Female-headed households in Zimbabwe: a different type of poverty needing a different set of solutions? Sara Horrell, pp.171-97.
    8. Policies and poverty alleviation, Paul Mosley and Sara Horrell, pp.198-218 


  • "Household and the labour market" in Work and Pay in Twentieth Century Britain (eds.) N.F.R. Crafts,   I. Gazeley and A. Newell, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp.117-141.
  • "UK banking and other financial services and the euro", The Euro and Britain (ed.) A. El-Agraa, Prentice Hall, 2002, pp.277-303, with Iain Begg
  • Horrell, S, (1999), "Economic History: Great Britain", in the Elgar Companion to Feminist Economics (eds.) Peterson, J and Lewis, M., Edward Elgar pp.193-201.
  • Horrell, S and Humphries J (1999), "Child Labour and British Industrialization" in M. Lavalette (ed.) "A Thing of the Past? – Child Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries", Liverpool University Press, 1999, pp.76-100.

Book reviews:

  • “Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain”, Joyce Burnette, Social History, (2009, forthcoming)
  • “Women’s Work in Industrial England: regional and local perspectives”, Nigel Goose (ed.), Local Population Studies (2008) no. 80, Spring, pp.107-110