Show simple item record Ó Gráda, Cormac 2008-08-26T13:47:20Z 2008-08-26T13:47:20Z 2007 Copyright of Journal of Economic Literature is the property of American Economic Association en 2007-03
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Economic Literature en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0515
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews recent contributions to the economics and economic history of famine. It provides a context for the history of famine in the twentieth century, which is unique. During the century, war and totalitarianism produced more famine deaths than did overpopulation and economic backwardness; yet by its end, economic growth and medical technology had almost eliminated the threat of major famines. Today's high-profile famines are "small" by historical standards. Topics analyzed include the role played by food markets in mitigating or exacerbating famine, the globalization of disaster relief, the enhanced role of human agency and entitlements, distinctive demography of certain twentieth-century famines, and future prospects for "making famine history." en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Economic Association en
dc.relation.isversionof Ó Gráda, Cormac (2006) 'Making Famine History'. UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series WP06/10. en
dc.subject Backwardness en
dc.subject Deaths en
dc.subject Economic History en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject.lcsh Famines--Economic aspects en
dc.title Making famine history en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Cormac Ó Gráda (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email:; Tel: +353 1 7168305 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0018 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 45 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en
dc.identifier.endpage 38 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1257/jel.45.1.5
dc.neeo.contributor Ó Gráda|Cormac|aut|
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