Economic and demographic adjustment of the Irish agricultural labour force, 1961-66

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Title: Economic and demographic adjustment of the Irish agricultural labour force, 1961-66
Authors: Walsh, Brendan M.
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Date: 1971
Abstract: The 1961-66 intercensal period saw the continuation of the post-war decline in both the absolute size of the Irish farm labour force and its share in total employment. In this paper attention is focussed on the different patterns of adjustment in the numbers of farmers, farmers' relatives assisting, and agricultural labourers. The importance of the mortality of the existing labour force in bringing about the reduction in numbers is documented. The factors affecting net mobility out of farming occupations are studied in detail for the cohort of males aged 15-19 in 1961. The dominant role of income expectations as a determinant of net mobility is supported by the results of an estimated (ordinary least squares) regression model.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: An Foras Talúntais
Journal: Irish Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Start page: 113
End page: 124
Copyright (published version): 1968, An Foras Talúntais
Subject LCSH: Farmers--Supply and demand--Ireland
Labor mobility--Ireland
Labor market--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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