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Studies in the Quality of Life in Victorian Britain and Ireland

Authors: Jordan, Thomas E.

  • Investigates personal and numerical aspects of death among children across three centuries
  • Draws attention to the reaction of parents to the death of a child
  • Draws upon data that demonstrates that Quality of Life provides a useful approach for understanding mortality among children​
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This work examines mortality among young children in the period from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. It does so using several types and sources of information from the census unit England and Wales, and from Ireland. The sources of information used in this study include memoirs, diaries, poems, church records and numerical accounts. They offer descriptions of the quality of life and child mortality over the three centuries under study. Additional sources for the nineteenth century are two census-derived numerical indexes of the quality of life. They are the VICQUAL index for England and Wales, and the QUALEIRE index for Ireland. Statistical procedures have been applied to the numbers provided by the sources with the aim to identify effects of and associations between such variables as gender, age, and social background. The book examines the results to consider the impact of children’s deaths upon parents and families, and concludes that there are differences and continuities across the centuries.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Housing as Quality of Life: Dublin, 1798–1821

    Jordan, Thomas E.

    Pages 1-8

  • The Anthropometric Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1875–1883

    Jordan, Thomas E.

    Pages 9-17

  • Mars and Hygeia: The Application of Victorian Army Data on Height to the Quality of Health in the British Population

    Jordan, Thomas E.

    Pages 19-28

  • The Great Contrast: Factor Analysis Applied to Quality of Life in the Era of the Irish Famine

    Jordan, Thomas E.

    Pages 29-33

  • Victorian Economic Change and Heights: A Note on Lagged Effects

    Jordan, Thomas E.

    Pages 35-45

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6122-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6121-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Studies in the Quality of Life in Victorian Britain and Ireland
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6122-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6122-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-6121-6
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 65
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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