What do people die of during famines : the Great Irish Famine in comparative perspective

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dc.contributor.author Ó Gráda, Cormac
dc.contributor.author Mokyr, Joel en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-07T16:34:34Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-07T16:34:34Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 2002 Cambridge University Press en
dc.date.issued 2002-12
dc.identifier.citation European Review of Economic History en
dc.identifier.issn 1361-4916
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/449
dc.description.abstract The Irish Famine killed over a million people who would not have died otherwise. The nosologies published by the 1851 Irish census provide a rich source for the causes of death during these catastrophic years. This source is extremely rich and detailed, but also inaccurate and deficient to the point where many scholars have given up using it. In this article we try to make adjustments to the death-by-cause tabulations and provide more accurate ones. These tables are then used to analyse the reasons why so many people died and why modern famines tend to be less costly in terms of human life. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--History--Famine, 1845-1852 en
dc.subject.lcsh Famines--Ireland--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Mortality--Ireland--History en
dc.title What do people die of during famines : the Great Irish Famine in comparative perspective en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Cormac Ó Gráda (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://ideas.repec.org/e/pog2.html en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: cormac.ograda@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 7168305 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0018 en
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dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1361491602000163 http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=ERE&volumeId=6&issueId=03&iid=134402# en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 6 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 339 en
dc.identifier.endpage 363 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1361491602000163
dc.neeo.contributor Mokyr|Joel|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Ó Gráda|Cormac|aut|UCD0018
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