Malthusian Models and Irish History

@article{Mokyr1980MalthusianMA,
  title={Malthusian Models and Irish History},
  author={Joel Mokyr},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  year={1980},
  volume={40},
  pages={159 - 166}
}
  • J. Mokyr
  • Published 1 March 1980
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Economic History
Malthusian models occupy a central position in the interpretation and analysis of long-term economic and demographic change in preindustrial societies. The models are logically plausible and attractive, but ultimately they will have to be confronted with systematic evidence before being accepted. In this paper results are reported that cast some doubt on these models in the case of prefamine Ireland. The results indicate that the evidence supporting Malthusian views is not strong, and that the… 

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