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dc.contributor.authorMcgregor, P
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-23T15:14:52Z
dc.date.available2014-04-23T15:14:52Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationP Mcgregor, 'The impact of the blight upon the pre-famine rural economy in ireland', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.15 (Issue 4), 1984, 1984, pp289-303
dc.identifier.issn0012-9984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68748
dc.description.abstractAbstract: The efficiency wage model is developed in this paper to explain the radical restructuring of agricultural production towards cattle and sheep in Ireland that occurred after the blight attack of 1846. The pre-Famine structure and production changes consequent to the blight are examined statistically using cross sectional data at a county level. The paper concludes that the blight led to an increase in the wage floor which prevented the labour market clearing and which favoured livestock production by those producers who remained. Substantial emigration forced landlords to absorb a significant proportion of the loss due to the blight.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic & Social Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol.15 (Issue 4), 1984
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titleThe impact of the blight upon the pre-famine rural economy in ireland
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDUBLIN
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp289-303


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