Fertility and migration in the heart of the industrial revolution.

  title={Fertility and migration in the heart of the industrial revolution.},
  author={Michel Oris},
  journal={The history of the family : an international quarterly},
  volume={1 2},
This study examines demographic growth and change in Tilleur in the valley of Meuse in Belgium during 1807-80 during the process of industrialization and urbanization. The proportion of immigrants (foreigners and Flemings) increased from 15% in 1807 to 65% in 1856. After 1856, population and industrial growth stabilized. During 1856-66 the proportion of natives stabilized, and the proportion of Flemings increased. It is argued that in Tilleur there were two phases: a foundation phase of… CONTINUE READING