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Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine

Kevin O'Rourke ()

No 199426, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin

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.

Keywords: Emigration and immigration--Ireland--History; Ireland--Economic conditions; Cost and standard of living--Ireland--History (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1994-11
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