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Post-war Migration between Ireland and the United Kingdom: Models and Estimates

  • Patrick Geary
  • Cormac Ó Gráda
Part of the Confederation of European Economic Associations book series

Abstract

Migration has long been more important to Ireland than to any of the other European economies. For over a century a falling population, due largely to an emigration rate that averaged 1 per cent of the population annually, gave Ireland a unique status in the demographic literature. Not surprisingly, such familiar features of Irish social and economic history as poor economic performance, the rise in living standards after the Great Famine, and the low propensity to marry, have been attributed to emigration (Fitzpatrick, 1985).

Keywords

Relative Income Emigration Rate Retention Ratio Migration Equation Poor Economic Performance 
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© Ian Gordon and A. P. Thirlwall 1989

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  • Patrick Geary
  • Cormac Ó Gráda

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