Eighteenth-century Irish population : new perspectives from old sources

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Title: Eighteenth-century Irish population : new perspectives from old sources
Authors: Ó Gráda, Cormac
Daultrey, Stuart
Dickson, David
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/375
Date: Sep-1981
Abstract: The lack of other data has made fiscally motivated house counts the main basis of pre-censal Irish population estimates in the past. The source is potentially treacherous: in this paper spatial autocorrelation analysis of house counts at the county level is used to monitor its reliability over time. The new house totals which emerge, coupled with new estimates of mean household size, yield a different picture of aggregate and provincial population change between 1700 and 1821 than suggested in Connell's classic work. The final section of the paper suggests an interpretation of population change consistent with our revised figures.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Economic History Association
Copyright (published version): Copyright 1981 The Economic History Association
Subject LCSH: Ireland--Population--History
Households--Ireland--History
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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