Oldham, C.H. 'Some perplexities in regard to the agricultural statistics of Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XIV No. 3, 1923-1925, pp1-15
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XIV No. 3 1923-1925
Certainly, if we leave aside political issues for the moment
and consider economic problems only, then the capacity of a
people for self-government can be pretty well measured by their
capacity to handle statistical evidence as to the economic position
of their country. In Ireland this capacity hardly exists
among our responsible public representatives, and is very rare
among our irresponsible private citizens. The condition of our
public statistics at the present moment is probably worse in the
Free State of Ireland than in any civilised country in Europe.
We have no census of Production since 1908; no census of
Population, Housing and Occupations since 1911; no detailed
report on Agricultural Statistics since 1917; no statistics of
External Trade for anv year later than 1921.
Please note: There is a known bug in some browsers that causes an
error when a user tries to view large pdf file within the browser window.
If you receive the message "The file is damaged and could not be
repaired", please try one of the solutions linked below based on the
browser you are using.
Items in TARA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.