On the Structure of Wealth-holding in Pre-Famine Ireland

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Title: On the Structure of Wealth-holding in Pre-Famine Ireland
Authors: Cummins, NeilÓ Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11742
Date: Nov-2020
Online since: 2020-11-26T10:19:09Z
Abstract: Very little is known about wealth-holding and its distribution in Ireland in the past. Here we employ death duty register data to analyse and identify a sample of the top wealth holders in Ireland between the early 1820s and late 1830s. We examine the sources of their wealth and its regional spread, and compare them with their British counterparts. We also discuss the share of Catholics and Quakers among top wealth-holders.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 33
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2020/29
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Authors
Keywords: InequalityWealthIreland
JEL Codes: N13; D31
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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