Some Socio-Economic Emigration Differentials in Rural Italy, 1902-1913

  title={Some Socio-Economic Emigration Differentials in Rural Italy, 1902-1913},
  author={John Stuart McDonald},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={55 - 72}
  • J. S. McDonald
  • Published 1 October 1958
  • Economics, History
  • Economic Development and Cultural Change
Italian emigration reached its largest dimensions before the First World War. There is little doubt that this massive movement was principally directed towards economic goals. It is usually argued that Italian emigration was the product of economic "push" factors in Italy and economic "pull" factors in the receiving countries. 1 However, Italian emigration before the First World War did not conform perfectly to the theoretical model of movement within the international labor market, which is… 
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