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Changing Family Size in England and Wales
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Details

  • 16 maps 80 tables
  • Page extent: 554 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.98 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 304.6/34/0941
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HQ766.5.G7 C45 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Family size--England--History
    • Family size--Wales--History
    • Fertility, Human--England--History
    • Fertility, Human--Wales--History
    • Infants--Mortality--England

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Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521801539 | ISBN-10: 0521801532)

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$170.00 (C)

This volume is an important study in demographic history. Garrett, Reid, SchÜrer and Szreter use techniques and approaches drawn from demography, history and geography to explore the conditions under which declines in both infant mortality and fertility within marriage occurred in England and Wales between 1891 and 1911. Extensive use is made of previously unavailable census data drawn from thirteen communities in England and Wales, particularly those from the 1911 "fertility" census. The book's sometimes surprising conclusions will be of interest to all historians of Britain and of demography.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Locations for study; 3. Studying locations; 4. Infant and child mortality from the 1911 census; 5. Fertility and fertility behaviour 1891–1911; 6. The national picture; 7. Class, place and demography: the mosaic of demographic change in England and Wales from Waterloo to the Great War; Appendices; References; Index.

Review

"...extraordinarily rich and challenging work...compelling..." Albion

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