Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine

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Title: Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine
Authors: O'Rourke, Kevin H.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1767
Date: Nov-1994
Abstract: Ireland experienced dramatic levels of emigration in the century following the Famine of 1845–1849. The paper surveys the recent cliometric literature on post-Famine emigration and its effects on Irish living standards. The conclusions are that the Famine played a significant role in unleashing the subsequent emigration; and that emigration was crucial for the impressive increase in Irish living standards which took place during the next 100 years.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Subject LCSH: Emigration and immigration--Ireland--History
Ireland--Economic conditions
Cost and standard of living--Ireland--History
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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