Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine
Kevin O'Rourke ()
No 199426, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin
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)
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