A Note on the Causal Factors of China's Famine in 1959–1961

@article{Yao1999ANO,
  title={A Note on the Causal Factors of China's Famine in 1959–1961},
  author={Shujie Yao},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  year={1999},
  volume={107},
  pages={1365 - 1369}
}
  • Shujie Yao
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Political Economy
where POPt21 is the total population in the previous year; ADR t and EDR t are, respectively, the actual and expected death rates in year t ; and ABR t and EBR t are, respectively, the actual and expected birth rates in year t. Expected death and birth rates are those that would have prevailed if there had been no famine. In other words, the difference between ADR t and EDR t is an increased death rate caused by starvation rather than natural wastage. The difference between ABR t and EBR t is a… 
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