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dc.contributor.authorBreen, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-23T13:38:01Z
dc.date.available2014-04-23T13:38:01Z
dc.date.issued1982
dc.identifier.citationRichard Breen, 'Farm size and marital-status - county and provincial differences in arensberg and kimball ireland', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.13 (Issue 2), 1982, 1982, pp89-100
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68699
dc.description.abstractPrecis: Recent debate concerning the validity of Arensberg and Kimball's ethnography has centred on the question of whether or not the rural west of Ireland demonstrated class stratification during the period of Arensberg and Kimball's study. Hannan has used figures from the 1926 census relating farm size to the proportion of older unmarried farmers as one measure of class differences. In this article, these measures are re-examined and Hannan's conclusion ? that farm size affected marital status in the east of Ireland but not in the west ? is rejected. It appears that farm size was of only minor importance throughout the country in this respect, and showed very little inter-provincial variation. Some alternative explanatory variables are hypothesised which account for the proportion single in each farm size category with a high level of accuracy.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol.13 (Issue 2), 1982
dc.subjectPopulations trends
dc.subjectIreland
dc.titleFarm size and marital-status - county and provincial differences in arensberg and kimball ireland
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDUBLIN
dc.format.extentpaginationpp89-100


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