Economic and demographic adjustment of the Irish agricultural labour force, 1961-66

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Brendan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-06T15:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-06T15:22:20Z
dc.date.copyright 1968, An Foras Talúntais en
dc.date.issued 1971
dc.identifier.citation Irish Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-1249
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1482
dc.description.abstract The 1961-66 intercensal period saw the continuation of the post-war decline in both the absolute size of the Irish farm labour force and its share in total employment. In this paper attention is focussed on the different patterns of adjustment in the numbers of farmers, farmers' relatives assisting, and agricultural labourers. The importance of the mortality of the existing labour force in bringing about the reduction in numbers is documented. The factors affecting net mobility out of farming occupations are studied in detail for the cohort of males aged 15-19 in 1961. The dominant role of income expectations as a determinant of net mobility is supported by the results of an estimated (ordinary least squares) regression model.
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher An Foras Talúntais en
dc.subject.lcsh Farmers--Supply and demand--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor mobility--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor market--Ireland en
dc.title Economic and demographic adjustment of the Irish agricultural labour force, 1961-66 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0036 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 113 en
dc.identifier.endpage 124 en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Brendan M.|aut|UCD0036 en


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