Desertions in nineteenth-century shipping: modelling quit behaviour

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Jari Ojala; Jaakko Pehkonen; Jari Eloranta;
  • Journal: European Review of Economic History,volume 17,issue 1 2,pages122-140
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/ereh/hes016

Ship jumping in foreign ports was widespread throughout the age of sail. Desertion by seamen was illegal, it occurred abroad, and men who deserted only seldom returned home. We analyse desertion quantitatively and link it to the broader question of quit behaviour and la... View more
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