Chapter 4. Famine

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch4

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Famine, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch4

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • famine;
  • starvation;
  • west asia;
  • droughts;
  • birth rate

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Major famines in world history

  • The demographic impact of famine

  • Changes in fertility

  • The Bangladesh famine of 1974-5: a case study

  • The Dutch famine of 1944-5: a case study

  • The siege of Leningrad, 1941-4

  • Why do women survive famine better than men?

  • Famines in pre-industrial England

  • Famine at Penrith, Cumbria, 1623: a case study

  • Interacting economic factors causing famines in northwest England

  • The mortality crisis of 1623 in northwestern England

  • Conclusionsy