"The Best Country in the World": The Surprising Social Mobility of New York’s Irish Famine Immigrants

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dc.contributor.authorAnbinder, Tyler-
dc.contributor.authorÓ Gráda, Cormac-
dc.contributor.authorWegge, Simone-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-19T11:19:08Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-19T11:19:08Z-
dc.date.copyright2021 the Authorsen_US
dc.date.issued2021-08-
dc.identifier.other202121-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/12562-
dc.description.abstractWe use databases we have created from the records of New York’s Emigrant Savings Bank, founded by pre-Famine Irish immigrants and their children to serve Famine era immigrants, to study the social mobility of bank customers and, by extension, Irish immigrants more generally. We infer that New York’s Famine Irish had a greater range of employment opportunities open to them than perhaps commonly acknowledged, and that the majority were eventually able to move a rung or two up the American socio-economic ladder, supporting the conviction of many Famine immigrants that the U.S. was indeed “the best country in the world.”en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity College Dublin. School of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP2021/21en_US
dc.subjectFamineen_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectIrelanden_US
dc.subjectNew Yorken_US
dc.subject.classificationN0en_US
dc.subject.classificationN3en_US
dc.subject.classificationJ6en_US
dc.subject.classificationG21en_US
dc.title"The Best Country in the World": The Surprising Social Mobility of New York’s Irish Famine Immigrantsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.statusNot peer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage37en_US
dc.neeo.contributorAnbinder|Tyler|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorÓ Gráda|Cormac|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorWegge|Simone|aut|-
dc.rights.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/en_US
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