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dc.contributor.authorVoutilainen, Miikka
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-25T08:29:29Z
dc.date.available2021-08-25T08:29:29Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationVoutilainen, M. (2022). Income inequality and famine mortality : evidence from the Finnish famine of the 1860s. <i>Economic History Review</i>, <i>75</i>(2), 503-529. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13095" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13095</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_100230769
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77486
dc.description.abstractThis article examines whether economic inequality intensified the adverse effects of harvest, price, and income shocks during a famine. Using a parish-level longitudinal dataset from the Finnish famine of the 1860s, it shows that a substantial proportion of the excess mortality experienced during the famine resulted from a decline in agricultural production, a decline in incomes, and a surge in food prices. The findings indicate that the adverse effects of food output fluctuations were intensified by increasing income inequality and decreasing average income, while the market-transmitted shocks were weakened by a contraction of disposable income. The results are corroborated with multiple alternative estimation techniques, including the introduction of spatial spill-overs. The results show that even a pre-industrial famine affecting an impoverished society was meaningfully defined by the distribution of incomes.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic History Review
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherfamines
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.subject.otherinequality
dc.subject.othernineteenth century
dc.subject.otherpoverty
dc.titleIncome inequality and famine mortality : evidence from the Finnish famine of the 1860s
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202108254650
dc.contributor.laitosHistorian ja etnologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of History and Ethnologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange503-529
dc.relation.issn0013-0117
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume75
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2021 the Author
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber308975
dc.subject.ysokuolleisuus
dc.subject.ysonälänhätä
dc.subject.ysoeriarvoisuus
dc.subject.ysosuuret nälkävuodet
dc.subject.ysoköyhyys
dc.subject.ysoväestöhistoria
dc.subject.ysotaloushistoria
dc.format.contentfulltext
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3395
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3478
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p18028
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5344
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p17789
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1111/ehr.13095
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiahanke, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Project, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationOP Group Research Foundation, Grant/Award Number: 20180071; Academy of Finland, Grant/Award Number: 308975


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