"South Australia's Employment Relief for Immigrants"

January 24, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki A201 Add to Calendar

Prof Emeritus Sumner La Croix (UH Manoa Economics Department) will discuss the 19th-century arrangements for employment relief to assist immigrants in the British colony of South Australia.

Over 15,000 came to the colony, so this was not a small program, and Prof La Croix explores what the government could and could not do, how land and labor prices affected the goals, and whether or not it can tell us something about more contemporary attempts to address unemployment via government assistance.

The talk is free and open to the public. Prof La Croix is the author of numerous articles and books, including, most recently, an economic history of Hawaii.

Event Sponsor
History, Mānoa Campus

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Peter Hoffenberg, 956-8497, peterh@hawaii.edu

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