My research explores changes in women's labor force participation, marriage patterns, and fertility decline in late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century England – with a particular focus on the textile manufacturing areas of Derbyshire. Linking census data, civil registration records, and local archival material, I will be constructing a longitudinal view of women's lives and looking beyond the cross-sectional limitations of traditional census analysis. The proximity of textile manufacturing and collieries in Derbyshire encourages comparison of conditions in mining and textile communities which were both dominated by major employers but had distinct and gendered organizations of work and unique local cultures. My research is supervised by Dr. Alice Reid. Prior to coming to Cambridge, I completed a BA in History at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, and a MSc in Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford. My AHRC studentship is jointly funded by Corpus Christi College.