The personal wealth of Northern Ireland 1920-1960
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Corley, T. A. B. 'The personal wealth of Northern Ireland 1920-1960'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXI, Pt. I, 1962/1963, pp14-30
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The main object of this paper is to build up estimates of personal wealth in Northern Ireland, in order to chart the material progress of its inhabitants during the past forty years. To this end, wherever possible, comparisons will be drawn with similar estimates for the Irish Republic and for Great Britain. A further, although subsidiary, object will be to give a brief account of how these personal wealth statistics have been compiled. Such calculations are of necessity highly complex and technical, and will therefore be described here only to the extent necessary to bring out the chief problems involved, as well as the limitations of the figures in the present state of our knowledge. In order to dispose of these problems of estimation before coming on to the main task of presenting and interpreting the results, the section which immediately follows will comprise a critical description of the "death duties" method of calculating personal wealth. The remainder of the paper will be devoted to an examination of personal wealth estimates for selected years during the period, first of all as aggregate data (in per capita and real terms as well as in absolute terms) and then sub-divided into various categories, namely the situation of the wealth, its component assets, and its distribution by numbers and values between various broad capital-owning groups.
Description:Read before the Society, 10 December 1962
Author: Corley, T. A. B.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. XXI, Pt. I, 1962/1963
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Keywords:Personal wealth, Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, Income distribution, Northern Ireland