Demography

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 543–562 | Cite as

Fertility trends, excess mortality, and the Great Irish Famine

  • Phelim P. Boyle
  • Cormac Ó Grádo
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phelim P. Boyle
    • 1
  • Cormac Ó Grádo
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Accounting Group, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Political EconomyUniversity College Dublin, CEPR LondonDublin 2Ireland
  3. 3.CEPR LondonDublin 2Ireland

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