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Emigration from the United Kingdom to the United States, Canada and Australia/New Zealand, 1870–1913: Quantity and quality

Hatton, Timothy J (2021) 'Emigration from the United Kingdom to the United States, Canada and Australia/New Zealand, 1870–1913: Quantity and quality.' Australian Economic History Review, 61 (2). 136 - 158. ISSN 0004-8992

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Abstract

This paper revisits the determinants of emigration from the United Kingdom to the United States, Canada and Australia/New Zealand from 1870 to 1913. In the absence of restrictive immigration policies, the flow of emigration to these destinations responded to economic shocks and trends. Emigrants to Australia and New Zealand were more skilled on average than those heading across the Atlantic, a feature that does not correspond well with skill differentials in the manner predicted by the Roy model. While assisted passages (subsidised fares) increased the volume of emigration to Australia and New Zealand they cannot account for its higher skill content.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: assisted passages, migrant skills, UK emigration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 06:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 06:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30682

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