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  title={Fertility trends, excess mortality, and the Great Irish Famine},
  author={Phelim P. Boyle and Cormac {\'O} Gr{\'a}do},
This paper has developed estimates of the age-specific mortality rates prevailing during the Great Irish Famine and has analyzed fertility trends during the 25 years before the Famine. Our calculations confirm that 1 million Irish people perished as a result of this disaster. This figure does not include the deaths among the 1.3 million emigrants who left Ireland during the Famine period. The Famine produced a significant drop in the fertility rate, and we estimate that more than 300,000 births… 
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