Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine

Kevin O'Rourke

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-421
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1995

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Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine. / O'Rourke, Kevin.

In: Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 8, No. 4, 01.11.1995, p. 407-421.

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O'Rourke, Kevin. / Emigration and living standards in Ireland since the Famine. In: Journal of Population Economics. 1995 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 407-421.
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