Eighteenth-century Irish population: new perspectives from old sources
Cormac Ó Gráda (),
Stuart Daultrey and
Open Access publications from School of Economics, University College Dublin
The lack of other data has made fiscally motivated house counts the main basis of pre-censal Irish population estimates in the past. The source is potentially treacherous: in this paper spatial autocorrelation analysis of house counts at the county level is used to monitor its reliability over time. The new house totals which emerge, coupled with new estimates of mean household size, yield a different picture of aggregate and provincial population change between 1700 and 1821 than suggested in Connell's classic work. The final section of the paper suggests an interpretation of population change consistent with our revised figures.
Keywords: Ireland--Population--History; Households--Ireland--History (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in: The Journal of Economic History, 41(3) 1981-09
Downloads: (external link)
http://hdl.handle.net/10197/375 Open Access version, 1981 (application/pdf)
Journal Article: Eighteenth-Century Irish Population: New Perspectives from Old Sources (1981)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ucn:oapubs:10197/375
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Open Access publications from School of Economics, University College Dublin Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nicolas Clifton ().