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

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This volume is an important study in demographic history. Garrett, Rei d, Sch"urer and Szreter use techniques and approaches drawn from demog raphy, history and geography to explore the conditions under which dec lines in both infant mortality and fertility within marriage occurred in England and Wales between 1891 and 1911. Extensive use is made of p reviously unavailable census data drawn from thirteen communities in E ngland and Wales, particularly those from the 1911 "fertility" census. The book's sometimes surprising conclusions will be of interest to al l historians of Britain and of demography.

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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.

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