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Title Kinship and demographic behavior in the past / edited by Tommy Bengtsson, Geraldine P. Mineau
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, 2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 284 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series International studies in population ; v. 7
International studies in population ; v. 7.
Contents pt. I. Family and Kin as Immediate Providers of Well-being for Its Members. Introduction / Tommy Bengtsson and Geraldine P. Mineau -- Marriage and the Kin Network: Evidence from a 19th-Century Italian Community / Matteo Manfredini and Marco Breschi -- Mortality in the Family of Origin and Its Effect on Marriage Partner Selection in a Flemish Village 18th-20th Centuries / Bart Van de Putte, Koen Matthijs and Robert Vlietinck -- Villages, Descent Groups, Households, and Individual Outcomes in Rural Liaoning, 1789-1909 / Cameron Campbell and James Lee -- pt. II. The Importance of Family and Kin over the Life Course -- The Presence of Parents and Childhood Survival: The Passage of Social Time and Differences by Social Class / Frans Van Poppel and Ruben Van Gaalen -- When Do Kinsmen Really Help? Examination of Cohort and Parity-Specific Kin Effects on Fertility Behavior. The Case of the Bejsce Parish Register Reconstitution Study, 17th-20th Centuries, Poland / Krzysztof Tymicki -- Places of Life Events as Bequestable Wealth: Family Territory and Migration in France, 19th and 20th Centuries / Lionel Kesztenbaum -- Inheritance, Environment, and Mortality in Older Ages, Southern Sweden, 1813-1894 / Tommy Bengtsson and Göran Broström -- pt. III. Kinship as a Marker of Genetic Proximity. The Influence of Consanguineous Marriage on Reproductive Behavior and Early Mortality in Northern Coastal Sweden, 1780-1899 / Inez Egerbladh and Alan Bittles -- Postreproductive Longevity in a Natural Fertility Population / Alain Gagnon, Ryan Mazan, Bertrand Desjardins and Ken R. Smith -- Familial Aggregation of Elderly Cause-Specific Mortality: Analysis of Extended Pedigrees in Utah, 1904-2002 / Richard Kerber, Elizabeth O'Brien, Ken R. Smith and Geraldine P. Mineau -- Distant Kinship and Founder Effects in the Quebec Population / Marc Tremblay, Hélène Vézina, Bertrand Desjardins and Louis Houde
Summary 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 e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Demographic anthropology -- Congresses
Kinship -- Congresses
Kinship -- History -- Congresses
Demography -- Congresses
Human population genetics -- Congresses
Demographic anthropology.
Human population genetics.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Demography.
Sciences humaines.
Sciences sociales.
Demographic anthropology.
Human population genetics.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Bengtsson, Tommy.
Mineau, Geraldine P.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. Committee on Historical Demography.
ISBN 9781402067334