Eason, J.C.M. 'An analysis giving a comparison of national expenditure, sources of revenue, and the debt, for the years 1929/30 and 1939/40'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XVI part 4, 1940/1941, pp123-139
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XVI part 4 1940/1941
The Census of Population for 1936 discloses a transfer of employment
from Agriculture to Industry, and an increase in the number of those
engaged in subsidiary activities required to meet the increased commercial
activity, particularly in urban areas, in transport, etc.
Against this background it is useful to review the details which follow.
The financial figures for 1939/40 are the latest available and, except
in connection with the Army Vote, where the influence of the war is
noticeable, they are not affected by any special factor which makes the
comparison unsuitable. The trend of expenditure has been upwards
(except in the case of Pensions). The increase is distributed amongst all
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