This book examines the effects of nineteenth-century industrialization on the strength of relationships within the family and between generations. Dr. Janssens' quantitative approach, based on Dutch population registers, reveals a new perspective: although family life did go through some changes, early industrialization did not lead to the destruction of nineteenth-century family life, as the traditionally dominant view contended. This innovative study also illuminates wider social issuesthe nature of hierarchies, class structure and household organization.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series , #21|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Family and industrialisation; 2. The industrialising context: continuity and change in nineteenth-century Tilburg; 3. Sources and methods; 4. Family structure through time; 5. Family life and social structure; 6. Family structure and geographical mobility; 7. Family and work: the effect of family economy on the structural characteristics of the household; 8. Summary and conclusions.