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Migration in a Mature Economy: Emigration and Internal Migration in England and Wales 1861-1900 (Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time) Paperback – October 30, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0521891547 ISBN-10: 052189154X

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  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052189154X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521891547
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Applies a method of estimating the country of birth of all emigrants from England and Wales in the last 40 years of the nineteenth century to answering many outstanding questions in the history of English emigration. Concludes that English emigration waves were based on well considered decisions as opposed to impulsive reactions. -- Book Description --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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In this study Mr Baines has devised a method of estimating the county of birth of all permanent emigrants from England and Wales in the last four decades of the nineteenth century - some 2.3 million people.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Howells on April 4, 2004
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Using an technique to estimate births and out migration for each English & Welsh county, the author tests various generally accepted "truths" about the migration from England & Wales of some 10 million people between 1861 and 1900.
Did most emigrants come from rural areas which were left behind during the rapid industrialization of the period?
Did the varying cycles of economic growth on either side of the "Atlantic economy" clearly influence emigration in the directions expected?
Did the Welsh have a distinct emigration pattern which differed from English emigrants?
Was the composition of the emigrants primarily young unmarrieds or families emigrating together?
Did the emigrants leave England and Wales for good or was there significant return migration?
The author's conclusions are significant in changing our understanding of this large migration of people. His conclusions on return migration, rural/urban origins of emigrants, information flows about conditions in the destination countries, and Welsh and West Country emigration patterns are extremely interesting.
This is an academic population study and reading it can be a heavy slog at times. For those not inclined to wade through mathematical models of population and emigration, the author has provided convenient summaries for each chapter and an very useful concluding chapter.
A great way to better understand why our English and Welsh ancestors "jumped the puddle" and went overseas between 1861 and 1900.
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