Population and Poverty in Ireland on the Eve of the Great Famine

@article{Fernihough2018PopulationAP,
  title={Population and Poverty in Ireland on the Eve of the Great Famine},
  author={A. Fernihough and C. {\'O}'Gr{\'a}da},
  journal={AARN: History \& Ethnohistory (Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
The link between demographic pressure and economic conditions in pre-Famine Ireland has long interested economists. This paper re-visits the topic, harnessing the highly disaggregated parish-level data from the 1841 Census of Ireland. Using population per value adjusted acre as a measure of population pressure, our results indicate that on the eve of the Great Famine of 1846{50, population pressure was positively associated with both illiteracy rates and the prevalence of poor quality housing… Expand

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