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The Fertility of the Irish in America in 1910

@article{Guinnane2002TheFO,
  title={The Fertility of the Irish in America in 1910},
  author={T. Guinnane and C. {\'O}'Gr{\'a}da and Carolyn M. Moehling},
  journal={Yale: Economic Growth Center Discussion Papers},
  year={2002}
}
In most western societies, marital fertility began to decline in the nineteenth century. But in Ireland, fertility in marriage remained stubbornly high into the twentieth century. Explanations of Ireland's late entry to the fertility transition focus on the influence of the Roman Catholic Church in Irish society. These arguments are often backed up by claims that the Irish outside of Ireland behaved the same way. This paper investigates these claims by examining the marital fertility of Irish… Expand
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