The Disputed Numbers: In Search of the Demographic Basis for Studies of Armenian Population Losses, 1915–1923

  • Jakub Bijak
  • Sarah Lubman
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)


This chapter looks at the Armenian Catastrophe through the lens of demography. The availability of statistical information about the tragic events of 1915–23, even about the overall number of victims, is very limited, especially after a hundred years. This makes an empirical analysis very difficult. The existing estimates are quoted as ranging ‘from 600,000 to 2 million’,2 and are heavily disputed.3


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Bijak
    • 1
  • Sarah Lubman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Statistics and DemographyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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