New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700-1850

  title={New Developments in Irish Population History, 1700-1850},
  author={J. Mokyr and C. Gr{\'a}da},
  journal={The Economic History Review},
For many years Kenneth Connells classic Population of Ireland has been a major source of inspiration to historians and demographers. The resulting research which has either elaborated or criticized Connells work is the subject of this survey. An explanation of the logic underlying recent revisions of Connells often quoted pre-censal estimates is followed by a reassessment of the role of shifts in fertility mortality and emigration in accounting for the course of population growth between 1700… Expand
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