Exodus from Cardiganshire

Rural-Urban Migration in Victorian Britain

By (author) Kathryn J Cooper

Publication date:

30 June 2011

Length of book:

249 pages


University of Wales Press



ISBN-13: 9780708323991

Was migration from Victorian Cardiganshire simply a flight from rural poverty? This book relates the rate and timing of the outward movements from the county to the prevailing social and economic conditions. It provides insights into the factors involved in migration, and using computer-assisted analysis of census enumerators' books examines key dimensions of the communities at the major migrant destinations.