English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837
Cambridge University Press, Jul 24, 1997 - History - 657 pages
English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837 is the most important single contribution to English historical demography since Wrigley and Schofield's Population History of England. It represents the culmination of work carried out at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure over the past quarter-century. This work demonstrates the value of the technique of family reconstitution as a means of obtaining accurate and detailed information about fertility, morality, and nuptiality in the past. Indeed, more is now known about many aspects of English demography in the parish register period than about the post-1837 period when the Registrar-General collected and published information. Using data from 26 parishes, the authors show clearly that their results are representative not only of the demographic situation of the parishes from which the data were drawn, but also of the country as a whole. Some very surprising features of the behaviour of past populations are brought to light for the first time.
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The reconstitution parishes
infant mortality 1000dx
Reconstitution and inverse projection
A list of the reconstituted parishes from which data were
Truncation bias and similar problems
Correcting for a missing parish in making tabulations
Adjusting mortality rates taken from the four groups to form
The calculation of the proportion of women still fecund
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adult mortality age at marriage age group Anglican ASMFRs Austrey average bachelor/spinster marriages back projection baptism Birstall Bottesford breastfeeding brides Bridford burial calculated Cambridge Group reconstitutions cent child mortality cohort column Colyton comparable decades demographic difference earlier child early modern England Earsdon eighteenth century endogenous English entry fecundity entry sterility estimates example fall fecund fertility fecund marital fertility fecundity ratios female figure FRFs Gedling higher history of England illegitimacy infant and child infant death infant mortality last birth intervals later male marital fertility rates marriage age marriage group married maternal deaths maternal mortality mean age measure months nineteenth century parish register period parity parity progression ratio pattern peak Population history proportion reason reconstitution data reconstitution parishes registration districts relatively result rise Shepshed similar small number Source stillbirths subsequent fecundity substantially suggests totals of births trends underregistration woman-years lived women Wrigley and Schofield
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