Interacting effects of nutrition and social class differentials on fertility and infant mortality in a pre-industrial population

@article{Scott2000InteractingEO,
  title={Interacting effects of nutrition and social class differentials on fertility and infant mortality in a pre-industrial population},
  author={S. Scott and C. J. Duncan},
  journal={Population Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={71 - 87}
}
Inadequate nutrition of both the mother and her offspring at each stage of its development - before pregnancy, in the womb, in infancy and during early childhood - played an important role in the patterns of subfertility and infant mortality in a saturated, marginal, preindustrial community. It is suggested that the three social classes had different diets but all were deficient in some essential constituents. Differences in nursing practices in the social groups contributed to differential… Expand
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