On the demography of south Asian famines. Part II.

  title={On the demography of south Asian famines. Part II.},
  author={T. Dyson},
  journal={Population studies},
  volume={45 2},
  • T. Dyson
  • Published 1991
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Population studies
This paper, which is published in two parts, is focused on demographic responses to famine in South Asia. In Part I the famines of 1876-78, 1896-97 and 1899-1900 are examined. The data that relate to disasters evince clear regularities. In each of these famines the timing of food-price rises and reductions in conceptions was similar. During the initial stages of famine the death rate was not particularly high. The main period of mortality occurred one full year after the price and conception… Expand
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