International Studies in Population

Kinship and Demographic Behavior in the Past

Editors: Bengtsson, Tommy, Mineau, Geraldine P. (Eds.)

  • Studies in this volume illustrate the different ways in which kinship affects demographic behavior
  • Uses a number of historical data sets from different cultural settings to analyze demographic processes
  • Compares the influence of social factors with family factors on demographic behavior
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What is the influence of family and kinship networks on fertility, marriage, migration and mortality? Population scientists have studied the relationship between families, both immediate and extended, and demographic behavior for many years. This volume highlights the convergence of research by a group of demographers, economic historians, historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geneticists. The contributors use longitudinal databases from different cultures to study families that existed in the past and focus on the role that families and kin groups played in both early and later life events.

This book examines the role of kinship and the family’s influence on the health outcomes of their children, their children’s selection of marriage partners, couples having higher order births or reduced fertility, individual migration and origins of populations. Mortality patterns are examined to determine the influence of fertility patterns on parents’ mortality, the contribution of parents’ longevity to their children’s lifespan, and the whether a family history of disease affects the risk of dying from that same disease.

This volume emphasizes the importance of studies that include and compare other factors related to social organization with information on multi-generational families. The authors elucidate previous explanations and provide provocative new results. Such intergenerational research is crucial in understanding long term demographic trends and processes.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bengtsson, Tommy (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Marriage and the Kin Network: Evidence from a 19th-Century Italian Community

    Manfredini, Matteo (et al.)

    Pages 15-36

  • Mortality in the Family of Origin and Its Effect on Marriage Partner Selection in a Flemish Village 18th–20th Centuries

    Putte, Bart (et al.)

    Pages 37-72

  • Villages, Descent Groups, Households, and Individual Outcomes in Rural Liaoning, 1789–1909

    Campbell, Cameron (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • The Presence of Parents and Childhood Survival: The Passage of Social Time and Differences by Social Class

    Poppel, Frans (et al.)

    Pages 105-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kinship and Demographic Behavior in the Past
Editors
  • Tommy Bengtsson
  • Geraldine P. Mineau
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6733-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6733-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6732-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2374-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 284
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