Society and Family Strategy

Society and Family Strategy

Erie County, New York, 1850-1920

Book - 1987
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Using one of the largest quantitative data bases ever compiled on a single representative community, Stern explains and substantiates the reasons for the decline of the fertility rate during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He integrates demographic and social history to determine the implications of this aspect of the modernization of America. Society and Family Strategy describes the impact of capitalism, and changing class and ethnic structure on family economy, life cycle, and ideology. The author evaluates recent studies by social historians on the family, social class, and ethnicity in light of the Erie County experience, examines theories of social and cultural change, and proposes a non-evolutionary model of their relationship.
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780887064968
Characteristics: xiv, 172 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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