The European experience of declining fertility, 1850-1970 : the quiet revolution / edited by John R. Gillis, Louise A. Tilly, and David Levine

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Subjects: Fertility, Human--Europe--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1992
Series: Studies in social discontinuity
Studies in social discontinuity (Basil Blackwell Publisher)
LC Classification: H, HB
Physical Description: xii, 385 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Contributors
Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Quiet Revolution / John R. Gillis, Louise A. Tilly, David Levine 1
I. The Debate about European Fertility Decline
Theories of Fertility Decline: A Nonspecialist's Guide to the Current Debate / George Alter 13
II. Family and Gender
2. Gender and Fertility Decline among the British Middle Classes / John R. Gillis 31
3. Mothers and the State in Britain, 1904-1914 / Ellen Ross 48
4. Men's "Marital Rights" and Women's "Wifely Duties": Changing Conjugal Relations in the Fertility Decline / Wally Seccombe 66
5. The Sexual Politics of Reproduction in Britain / Angus McLaren 85
6. The Contours of Childhood: Demography, Strategy, and Mythology of Childhood in French and German Lower-Class Autobiographies / Mary Jo Maynes 101
III. Community and Class
7. Population Change, Labor Markets, and Working-Class Militancy: The Regions around Birmingham and Saint-Etienne, 1840-1880 / Michael Hanagan 127
8. Going Forward in Reverse Gear: Culture, Economy, and Political Economy in the Demographic Transitions of a Rural Sicilian Town / Jane Schneider, Peter Schneider 146
9. The History of Migration and Fertility Decline: The View from the Road / Leslie Page Moch 175
10. Occupation and Social Class during Fertility Decline: Historical Perspectives / Michael R. Haines 193
11. Exploring a Case of Late French Fertility Decline: Two Contrasted Breton Examples / Martine Segalen 227
IV. State and Politics
12. Constructing Families, Shaping Women's Lives: The Making of Italian Families between Market Economy and State Interventions / Chiara Saraceno 251
13. Demographic Nationalism in Western Europe, 1870-1960 / Susan Cotts Watkins 270
14. War, Family, and Fertility in Twentieth-Century Europe / J. M. Winter 291
15. Safety in Numbers: Social Welfare Legislation and Fertility Decline in Western Europe / Lynn Hollen Lees 310
Postscript: Moments in Time: A Historian's Context of Declining Fertility / David Levine 326
Bibliography 339
Index 375
Additional Authors: Gillis, John R
Tilly, Louise
Levine, David, 1946-
Notes: LCCN: 91037246
ISBN: 1557861226 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-373) and index
OCLC Number: 24630096
ISBN/ISSN: 1557861226