Demography, State and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, by Enda Delaney

By Enda Delaney

Enda Delaney argues that migration to Britain was once qualitatively diversified from that to North the United States and that transience used to be the overriding attribute of Irish migrant event within the 20th century. He presents an research of purposes for large-scale migration, within the method answering the $64000 query of why such a lot of humans left eire. Demography, country and Society specializes in a couple of very important topics, many not often pointed out in prior reviews: country coverage in eire, legit responses to migration in Britain, gender dimensions, person migrant adventure, styles of cost in Britain, and the an important phenomenon of go back migration. It bargains a lot that might be of curiosity to students, scholars, and normal readers in Irish migration in addition to these within the wider fields of contemporary British and Irish heritage and migration studies.

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24. 30 Clifford Jansen, 'Some sociological aspects of migration', in Migration, ed. J. A. Jackson, Cambridge, 1969, p. 60. 31 Zolberg, 'Migration theory for a changing world', pp. 403-04. 32 Jackson, Migration, pp. 38-39. 33 Franklin D. Scott, 'The study of the effects of emigration', Scan. Econ. Hist. , Vol. 3,1960, p. 167. 34 The most eloquent exposition of this view is that of Alexis Fitzgerald in his reservation to the report of the Commission on Emigration and other Population Problems, 1948-54 (Commission on Emigration, Reports, p.

I. A. Glazier and Luigi De Rosa, New York, 1986, p. 283. 97 Guinnane, The vanishing Irish, p. 182. 98 Commission on Emigration, Reports, table 92, p. 123. 99 Cormac 6 Grada, 'Across the briny ocean: some thoughts on Irish emigration to America, 1800-1850', in Ireland and Scotland, 1600-1850: parallels and contrasts in economic and social development, ed. T. M. Devine and David Dickson, Edinburgh, 1983, table 1, p. 123. 100 Fitzpatrick, 'Irish emigration, 1801-70', p. 575. 101 Miller, Emigrants and exiles, p.

The rate of emigration from post-famine Ireland fluctuated depending on the circumstances at home and the economic climate in the receiving societies. 75 The chief destination for the majority of Irish emigrants was North America, but many also travelled to Britain, Australia and New Zealand. The choice of destination depended on a number of factors including the pool of relatives already settled in a country, the perceived economic climate in the 'host country', and not least the price of fares.

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