Geary, R. C. 'Irish population prospects considered from the viewpoint of reproduction rates'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XVI No. 4, 1940/1941, pp91-122
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XVI No. 4 1940/1941
Estimates of future population render explicit the assumption with
regard to population statistics, which is implicit in the use of most
current statistics, that the tendencies indicated are applicable now and
in the near or remote future, though they may actually relate to some
My previous estimates have been criticised because they related to the
Twenty-Six Counties. The present series also relate to this area,
principally because the exact data required for the Six Counties are
In order to justify the assumptions on which two of the three series
of estimates are based, it will be necessary to consider the recent trend
in births, deaths and migration.
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