Did (and does) the Irish border matter?
|Title:||Did (and does) the Irish border matter?||Authors:||Ó Gráda, Cormac
Walsh, Brendan M.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2196||Date:||2006||Abstract:||This paper examines how the two parts of Ireland were affected by the partition of the country in 1922. It examines the post-partition evolution of living standards north and south, and patterns of trade, migration, and road and rail traffic between the two since 1922. A separate section looks at the effects of living near the border on population trends. Bearing in mind the difficulty of establishing a relevant counterfactual— what would have happened in the absence of partition—we conclude that while it is possible to discern a “partition effect”, it is smaller and less significant than is widely perceived. The evidence we present is a salutary warning against great expectations about the possible economic gains from the dismantling the barriers erected between the two parts of Ireland after 1922.||Funding Details:||Higher Education Authority||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Institute for British-Irish Studies||Copyright (published version):||The authors, 2006||Keywords:||Partition;Borders;1922;Ireland;Migration;Northern Ireland||Subject LCSH:||Ireland--History--Partition, 1921
|Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Conference Details:||Revised version of a paper presented at final conference of the Mapping frontiers, plotting pathways: routes to North-South cooperation in a divided island programme, City Hotel, Armagh, 19-20 January 2006.|
|Appears in Collections:||Institute for British-Irish Studies (IBIS) Working Papers and Policy Papers|
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