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Social upheaval and fertility decline

Caldwell, John


One theme in demographic theory is that, as society changes, human fertility levels remain high because of the continuing influence of outdated "props" to maintain existing levels of fertility. A corollary is that social upheavals might change these conditions, thus leading to a fall infertility. This article examines thirteen social crises for which there are adequate demographic data ranging from the seventeenth-century English Civil War to the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in the late...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family History: Studies in family, kinship and demography
DOI: 10.1177/0363199004267744


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