The Decline of Mortality in Europe

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorR. Schofield, D. Reher, A. Bideau

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This book examines the remarkable decline of mortality in Europe which began in the nineteenth century and continued in an uninterrupted fashion, into the early twentieth century. The transition of mortality between 1870 and 1920 had profound effects for European and American societies. Interpretations explaining such changes have become a hotbed of controversy. Some scholars stress the importance of improved nutrition, levels of income, and living standards as the crucialfactors. Others consider public health, social organization, and scientific advances to be more significant. This volume brings to light the different positions held on these various issues, describes advances made in the field, and indicates directions for future research.

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This book examines the remarkable decline of mortality in Europe which began in the nineteenth century and continued in an uninterrupted fashion, into the early twentieth century. The transition of mortality between 1870 and 1920 had profound effects for European and American societies. Interpretations explaining such changes have bec...

R. Schofield is a Director at ESRC Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. D. Reher is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. A. Bideau is a Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198283288

ISBN - 13:9780198283287

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'This is clearly an important book.'P.E.H. Hair, University of Liverpool, EHR, February 1995