To cite an instance, Brown University wrote, “because of illness and death workers became exceedingly scarce so even peasants felt the effects of the new rise in wages”(“social”). The population decline affected the economy in many ways. Though there were many negative consequences, there were also some positives, such as higher wages. Additionally, an excerpt from 'The Black Death’ reads “The Black Death did more than kill large numbers of people. It also altered many social customs disrupted trade, and made most people fearful of contact with strangers”(Bender 65).
The plague was fatal and spread rapidly in cities where people were close together. This was one of the worst outbreaks of a disease in history and drastically brought down the population. The Black Plague had an effect on the economy, religion, and culture in Europe during the Renaissance period. The Black Plague
In European before the Black Death both the economy and society were stable in their ways. Everyone knew their place in society and knew what they contributed to the economy. There were clergy, nobility, and laborers. The laborers worked for the nobility often for rent or a small amount of money. The Black Death changed this stable social and economic landscape because of the death and fear and confusion created by death.
There was a horrific outbreak in Europe during the mid-fourteenth century killing about one third of the population. There was also an epidemic in China during the 1330s. During this period, China was a trading nation, which led to the spread of the bubonic plague. Rats on merchant ships that had contracted the disease dispersed it to western Asia and Europe. Eventually the plague was very scattered across the world.
The plague was a disease that spread throughout Europe. The plague was similar to diseases today because it was not curable similar to Aids. Aids started to spread Africa when the people ate chimpanzee just like how the people in England would eat infected food. The bubonic plague was important to the English culture because this disease affected many people in England. In England the people
Starting at the top of the hierarchy, we see how the financially well off were rarely affected by a social tragedy. They were effectively isolated from the outside world were the real work and progress was made and at the same time, they were almost immune to disease and other atrocities that gripped the working class. Lawmakers were trying to make progress for public health through sanitation reform and waste management but the lack of understanding within this community prevented progress and often made situations worse for the citizens. Working class people lived a grim life for the most part. Living in cramped and dirty homes, they were the real victims of this industrial age.
This downfall of society caused immense damage to the economy. As the population began to decline due to the deaths of all these people, there was a lack of farmers to plow fields, harvest crops, and produce other goods and services. This in turn affected the relationship of lords and peasants because the working peasants became more useful and in high demand; after learning this the peasants began asking for higher pay to work. This is how Europe was so affected by this plague, not only by death and disease, but in more questionably moral and economic aspects of
In the late 1920s, a culmination of factors, both foreign and domestic, led many American families into unemployment and poverty. The Great Depression was a time of widespread poverty and forced migration, as it was common for young children to beg for money and search trash cans for food. Accordingly, different geographical regions were impacted more than others, which divided Americans. The economy experienced a greater wealth imbalance than ever before, as a small portion of Americans controlled an disproportionate percentage of the nation’s wealth. Additionally, the unemployment rate reached an all time high, with a quarter of Americans unable to find employment, further establishing socioeconomic divide.
Fields were abandoned and crops were not harvested. The lords that owned these dying lands were desperate for work. Taking advantage of the situation, peasants began to demand for money for their labor. For the first time, peasants were making working conditions and they were working for themselves. The higher social classes did not have as much control over the lower classes.