Why Ireland Starved after Three Decades: The Great Famine in Cross-Section Reconsidered

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Title: Why Ireland Starved after Three Decades: The Great Famine in Cross-Section Reconsidered
Authors: Kelly, Morgan
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6523
Date: Apr-2015
Abstract: This short paper revisits two questions that were central to Joel Mokyr’s Why Ireland Starved (2nd edition, 1985). These are, first, what determined the variation in population change across Ireland during the Great Famine decade of 1841-1851 and, second, whether and in what sense can pre-famine Ireland be characterized as ‘malthusian’.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): 2015 the authors
Keywords: Famine;Malthus;Population;Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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