Type

Journal Article

Authors

Co Grada
Cormac Ó Gráda

Subjects

Economics

Topics
agriculture ireland history ireland agricultural rents famine rent ireland history famine 1845 1852 farm rents ireland history head agriculture post

Agricultural head rents, pre-famine and post-famine (1974)

Abstract 'No country can ever be held in just estimation', proclaimed Arthur Young in 1780, 'when the rental of it is unknown': and Young , in his Tour in Ireland, proceeded to estimate the rental of this country. His was the rhetoric of the political arithmetician, but he was neither the first nor the last to embark on aggregate calculations. Several of the best-known past observers of the Irish scene, from Sir William Petty to the elder Wakefield, also left their o w n estimates. Some, like Wakefield's, were carefully worked out; others, such as Dean Swift's, were based almost totally on hearsay or speculation.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Economics
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Social Sciences and Law
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Social Sciences and Law
Ireland -> Trinity College Dublin -> Economic and Social Review
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Economics Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Economics
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Economics Research Collection
Ireland -> Trinity College Dublin -> The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 05, No. 3, 1974
Ireland -> Trinity College Dublin -> Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-

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Co Grada, Cormac Ó Gráda

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Cormac Ó Gráda
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