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Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World

"This volume successfully promotes an agenda for research on the complex and diverse historical relationships between fertility, identity, community and religion." Simon Szreter, Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge "These well-researched and lucidly argued papers will provide important reading... Full description

1st Person: Derosas, Renzo [editor]
Additional Corporate Bodies: SpringerLink (Online service)
Additional Persons: Poppel, Frans van [editor]
Type of Publication: Book
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2006, 2006
Edition: 1st ed. 2006
Keywords: History, general
Sociology, general
Applied psychology
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Religious Studies, general
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Table of Contents:
  • What do we know historically and comparatively?
  • Religious differentials in marital fertility in The Hague (Netherlands), 1860–1909
  • Stemming the tide. Denomination and religiousness in the Dutch fertility transition, 1845–1945
  • Family limitation among political Catholics in Baden in 1869
  • The evolution of religious differences in fertility: Lutherans and Catholics in Alsace, 1750–1860
  • State institutions as mediators between religion and fertility: A comparison of two Swiss regions, 1860–1930
  • Between identity and assimilation: Jewish fertility in nineteenth-century Venice
  • The religious claim on babies in nineteenth-century Montreal
  • Religious diversity and the onset of the fertility transition: Canada, 1870–1900
  • Religion and the decline of fertility: Conclusions

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