The Demographic Regime of Western Europe in the Early Modern Period: a Review of Literature

@article{Crenshaw1989TheDR,
  title={The Demographic Regime of Western Europe in the Early Modern Period: a Review of Literature},
  author={E. Crenshaw},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  year={1989},
  volume={14},
  pages={177 - 189}
}
  • E. Crenshaw
  • Published 1989
  • History
  • Journal of Family History
Research conducted on the historical demography of Western Europe contradicts the classic theory of demographic transition. Contrary to the emphasis on mortality in transition theory, work by Wrigley, Schofield, Goldstone, and others points to fertility in general, and age at marriage and the incidence of marriage in particular, as the critical determinants of population size, structure, and growth in the early modern period. Recent theories link occupational and in dustrial structures to the… Expand
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