Serfdom and household structure in Central Russia: Voshchazhnikovo, 1816–1858

@article{Dennison2003SerfdomAH,
  title={Serfdom and household structure in Central Russia: Voshchazhnikovo, 1816–1858},
  author={Tracy Dennison},
  journal={Continuity and Change},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={395 - 429}
}
In this article, data for the serf estate of Voshchazhnikovo, in Yaroslavl' province, is used to test existing theories about peasant household size and structure in imperial Russia. Empirical evidence from soul revisions, household listings, and estate regulations is brought to bear on the view that large, complex households were predominant throughout Russia in the pre-emancipation period, and that landlords' policies had little effect on the demographic behaviour of serfs. Household size and… Expand
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