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Mortality in the North Dublin Union During the Great Famine


Timothy W. Guinnane


Yale University - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Cormac O'Grada


University College Dublin (UCD)


The Economic History Review, Vol. 55, pp. 487-506, 2002

Abstract:     
Debate about the adequacy of public action during the Great Irish Famine is hampered by a lack of detailed information on its impact at local level. This study addresses the question of local agency with a case study of the North Dublin Union, which was responsible for administering the Irish poor law in the northern half of Dublin city. We use workhouse records to study the Union's functioning during the famine. High mortality of workhouse inmates mainly reflected the crisis outside its walls: the guardians and the managers did reasonably well in preserving human life in difficult circumstances.

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Date posted: December 4, 2002  

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Guinnane, Timothy W. and O'Grada, Cormac, Mortality in the North Dublin Union During the Great Famine. The Economic History Review, Vol. 55, pp. 487-506, 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=342563

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Timothy W. Guinnane (Contact Author)
Yale University - Department of Economics ( email )
28 Hillhouse Ave
New Haven, CT 06520-8268
United States
(203) 432-3616 (Phone)
(203) 432-3898 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~guinnane
CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)
Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany
Cormac O'Grada
University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )
Dublin 4, 4
Ireland

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