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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Liam
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-24T06:48:22Z
dc.date.available2014-04-24T06:48:22Z
dc.date.issued1978
dc.identifier.citationLiam Kennedy, 'Roman Catholic Church and economic growth in 19th-century Ireland', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1978, 1978, pp45-60
dc.identifier.issn00129984
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68813
dc.description.abstractIt has been claimed in both historical and contemporary writings that the activities of the Roman Catholic Church inhibited economic development in nineteenth-century Ireland. One specific line of reasoning has been that the Roman Catholic Church, by depriving the Irish economy of substantial flows of physical and human capital, thereby reduced the rate of economic growth. In this article the logical, theoretical, and empirical bases of such claims are challenged. A further cluster of arguments - that the character structure associated with Irish Catholicism is inimical to economic progress ? is also rejected. It is concluded that the role of the church in the context of Irish economic development has been a positive one.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEconomic and Social Research Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic and Social Review
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 10, No. 1, 1978
dc.subjectCatholic Church - Ireland
dc.subjectReligion - Economic aspects
dc.titleRoman Catholic Church and economic growth in 19th-century Ireland
dc.typeJournal article
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.publisher.placeDublin
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp45-60


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