Geog - Population Change in the UK

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Medieval times = high DR and BR for UK (35 per 1000)

Black Death in 1348 = 1/3 of population dead due to rodent spread disease.

Mortality rises (35) - Cheap gin causing alcohol related illness in 1720-1740

1751 (30)- 'gin tax', officials begin controlling and monitoring death rates/public health.

Mid-18th century - agriculture improves, better nutrition, infant mortality falls, unhealthy workforce = decreased production

1848 - Public health act introduced; clean water, drains -no more scarlet fever/TB/cholera



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