Emigration and poverty in prefamine Ireland

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Title: Emigration and poverty in prefamine Ireland
Authors: Mokyr, Joel
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1394
Date: Jun-1982
Abstract: Emigration was a crucial element in Irish population change during the half century before the Great Famine. The size and composition of the outward flow worried some, and caused considerable debate. Majority opinion held that emigration was likely to benefit economically both those who left and those who stayed behind. This paper uses an untapped source - ship passenger lists - to determine some relevant emigrant characteristics, and uses it to check for likely losses to the stay-at-homes from the 'quality' and age structure of the flow.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Emigration and immigration--History
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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