Over fifty million people emigrated from Europe between 1815 and 1930. Only a small fraction of these emigrants have been studied using data collected in their homelands. This paper presents a new sample of European emigrants who migrated from Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. The emigrants are linked to data describing the socioeconomic characteristics of their home villages. These data are promising for studying many issues in the migration literature, particularly migration behavior and the causes of emigration.
Wegge, S.A. (2003), "The Hesse-Cassel emigrants: A new sample of transatlantic emigrants linked to their origins", Research in Economic History (Research in Economic History, Vol. 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 357-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0363-3268(03)21009-0Download as .RIS
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