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Emigration from the UK, 1870-1913 and 1950-1998

Hatton, Timothy

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International migration is determined by both economic and political forces. This article examines the influence of economic, demographic and policy variables on British emigration to four principal destinations in two different eras. Before 1914 the economic and demographic forces that drove British emigration can be clearly identified. Had the same conditions applied in the post-Second World War period, mass emigration from Britain would have continued until the early 19905. But from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78965
Source: European Review of Economic History
DOI: 10.1017/S1361491604001121

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