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The slow failure [electronic resource] : population decline and independent Ireland, 1922-1973 / Mary E. Daly.

By: Daly, Mary E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora: Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 438 p.).ISBN: 9780299212933 (electronic bk.); 0299212939 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ireland -- Population -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century | Ireland -- History -- 1922- | Bevolkingsontwikkeling | Verval (geschiedenis) | Emigratie | Ierland | Irlande -- Population -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Irlande -- �Emigration et immigration -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Irlande -- Histoire -- 1922- | Einwanderung | Auswanderung | Bev�olkerungsentwicklung | Irland | SOCIAL SCIENCE / DemographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slow failure.DDC classification: 304.6/2/094170904 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The pathology of Irish demographic history -- Saving rural Ireland : 1920-1960 -- Marriages, births, and fertility : the Irish family -- The Irish state and its emigrants : 1922-1954 -- The vanishing Irish : 1954-1961 -- 1961-1971 : "A worthy homeland for the Irish people"? -- "A ticket to London is a ticket to hell" : emigrants, emigrant welfare, and images of Ireland.
Review: "At the outset of the twenty-first century, Ireland's population is rising, immigration outpaces emigration, most families have two or at most three children, and full-time farmers are in steady decline. But the opposite was true for more than a century, from the great famine of the 1840s until the 1960s. Between 1922 and 1966 - most of the first fifty years after independence - the population of Ireland was falling, in the 1590s as rapidly as in the 1880s. Mary E. Daly's The Slow Failure examines not just the reasons for the decline, but the responses to it by politicians, academics, journalists, churchmen, and others who publicly agonized over their nation's "slow failure." Eager to reverse population decline but fearful that economic development would undermine Irish national identity, they fashioned statistical evidence to support ultimately fruitless policies that encouraged large, rural farm families. Focusing on both Irish government and society, Daly places Ireland's population history in the mainstream history of independent Ireland. Her book is essential reading for understanding modern Irish history."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-416) and index.

The pathology of Irish demographic history -- Saving rural Ireland : 1920-1960 -- Marriages, births, and fertility : the Irish family -- The Irish state and its emigrants : 1922-1954 -- The vanishing Irish : 1954-1961 -- 1961-1971 : "A worthy homeland for the Irish people"? -- "A ticket to London is a ticket to hell" : emigrants, emigrant welfare, and images of Ireland.

"At the outset of the twenty-first century, Ireland's population is rising, immigration outpaces emigration, most families have two or at most three children, and full-time farmers are in steady decline. But the opposite was true for more than a century, from the great famine of the 1840s until the 1960s. Between 1922 and 1966 - most of the first fifty years after independence - the population of Ireland was falling, in the 1590s as rapidly as in the 1880s. Mary E. Daly's The Slow Failure examines not just the reasons for the decline, but the responses to it by politicians, academics, journalists, churchmen, and others who publicly agonized over their nation's "slow failure." Eager to reverse population decline but fearful that economic development would undermine Irish national identity, they fashioned statistical evidence to support ultimately fruitless policies that encouraged large, rural farm families. Focusing on both Irish government and society, Daly places Ireland's population history in the mainstream history of independent Ireland. Her book is essential reading for understanding modern Irish history."--BOOK JACKET.

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