The female role in the decline in fertility in Australia, 1861-1901
During the second half of the nineteenth century fertility in Australia declined from a high level which was never regained. A similar decline was evident in many Western countries during the same period. This study of the role of Australian women in initiating the decline examines the effects of demographic and socioeconomic changes as possible explanations for the lowered birthrate. A review of some of the extensive literature is used to provide guidance in the choice of factors which,...[Show more]
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