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Household and Family in Past Times : Publications / Cambridge Group for the History of Population - Peter Laslett

Household and Family in Past Times

Publications / Cambridge Group for the History of Population

Paperback Published: 17th March 1975
ISBN: 9780521099011
Number Of Pages: 636

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This is an extremely important collection of essays in historical social structure. The volume represents the first attempt to examine in historical and comparative terms the general belief that in the past all families were larger than they are today; that the nuclear family of man, wife and children living alone is particularly characteristic of the present time and came into being with the arrival of industry.

Introduction: The history of the family
Some demographic determinants of average household size: An analytic approach
The evolution of the family
Mean household size in England since the sixteenth century
Mean household size in England from printed sources
A note on the household structure of mid-nineteenth-century York in comparative perspective
Household structure and the industrial revolution
mid-nineteenth-century Preston in comparative perspective
A southern French village: the inhabitants of Montplaisant in 1644
Size and structure of households in a northern French village between 1836 and 1861
Household and family in Tuscany in 1427
Structure of household and family in Corsica, 1769-71
Variations in the size and structure of the household in the United Provinces of the Netherlands in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Size of households before the industrial revolution: the case of Liege in 1801
The zadruga as process
Houseful and household in an eighteenth-century Balkan city. A tabular analysis of the listing of the Serbian sector of Belgrade in 1733-4
Town and countryside in Serbia in the nineteenth century, social and household structure as reflected in the census of 1863
Small families, small households, and residential instability: town and city in 'pre-modern'
Size of household in a Japanese county throughout the Tokugawa era
An interpretation of the size and structure of the household in Japan over three centuries
The average size of families and households in the Province of Massachusetts in 1764 and in the United States in 1790: an overview
Demography and psychology in the historical study of family-life: a personal report
Rhode Island family structure: 1875 and 1960
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ISBN: 9780521099011
ISBN-10: 0521099013
Series: Publications / Cambridge Group for the History of Population
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 636
Published: 17th March 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 0.92