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Changing Family Size in England and Wales
Place, Class and Demography, 1891–1911

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time

  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521801539

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  • 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.

    • Based on individual-level census material not previously available to scholars
    • A truly comparative study, with data from 13 communities available
    • Both infant mortality and fertility are considered from an interdisciplinary perspective
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521801539
    • length: 554 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 161 x 39 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 16 maps 80 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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

  • Authors

    Eilidh Garrett, University of Cambridge

    Alice Reid, St John's College, Cambridge

    Kevin Schürer, University of Essex

    Simon Szreter, University of Cambridge

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