Pronatalism in the Inter-war Period in France

  title={Pronatalism in the Inter-war Period in France},
  author={Marie-Monique Huss},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={39 - 68}
  • M. Huss
  • Published 1990
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
France is well known for its unique demographic history.1 The country experienced its demographic transition early and fast: the French birth rate started to fall towards the end of the eighteenth century, thus depriving the country, which at the time of Napoleon was known as ’la Grande Nation’ a seemingly limitless reservoir of men of the huge population increases experienced by its neighbours in the nineteenth century. Great Britain and Germany, the French observed, derived considerable power… Expand

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