Marriage And Fertility In Chile: Demographic Turning Points In The Petorca Valley, 1840-1976, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Marriage And Fertility In Chile

Demographic Turning Points In The Petorca Valley, 1840-1976, 1st Edition

By Robert Mccaa


226 pages

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Recent population increases in Latin America have forced population experts to search for historical precedents and to examine the latest demographic data in an attempt to forecast the likely course of future trends. This book is the first demographic study of a Latin American community based on the family genealogy method developed by French histo

Table of Contents

Population Change in the Petorca Valley and Elsewhere -- Petorca, Pueblo of the Past -- Celibacy, Coupling, and Marriage -- Fertility Change in Petorca -- The Demographic Transition in the Petorca Valley -- Petorca and the Population History of Chile -- Critique of Demographic Registers -- Methods and Procedures -- Datasets -- Tables of Basic Data -- Dellplain Latin American Studies Published by Westview Press

About the Author

Robert McCaa is assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota. A population historian, he has studied demography and statistics in the United States and England.

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