The Poor Law, Migration, and Economic GrowthArticles and Chapters
AbstractThe loss to the English economy caused by decreased migration resulting from relief payments to agricultural laborers is estimated. I conclude that, at worst, the Poor Law had a small negative impact on national product. If poor relief and wages were substitutes, the Poor Law may have had a positive impact on capital formation and economic growth.
Citation InformationGeorge R Boyer. "The Poor Law, Migration, and Economic Growth" (1986)
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