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The Shaping of a Settler Fertility Transition : Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century South African Demographic History Reconsidered

Cilliers, Jeanne LU and Mariotti, Martine (2018) In Lund Papers in Economic History: Population Economics
Abstract
Using South African Families (SAF), a new database of settler genealogies, we provide the first comprehensive analysis of women’s fertility in settler South Africa between 1700 and 1900. Differences in parity rates acrossgeographic regions suggest couples knew how to limit fertility prior to theglobal onset of the first fertility transition. We date the start of South Africa’s fertility transition to cohorts born in the 1850s, having children from the 1870s. This timing is similar to other settler communities and earlier than many European countries despite somewhat different economic and social circumstances.
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South Africa, fertility, genealogies, settler demography
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Lund Papers in Economic History: Population Economics
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173
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65 pages
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Department of Economic History, Lund University
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English
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  abstract     = {Using South African Families (SAF), a new database of settler genealogies, we provide the first comprehensive analysis of women’s fertility in settler South Africa between 1700 and 1900. Differences in parity rates acrossgeographic regions suggest couples knew how to limit fertility prior to theglobal onset of the first fertility transition. We date the start of South Africa’s fertility transition to cohorts born in the 1850s, having children from the 1870s. This timing is similar to other settler communities and earlier than many European countries despite somewhat different economic and social circumstances.},
  author       = {Cilliers, Jeanne and Mariotti, Martine},
  keyword      = {South Africa,fertility,genealogies,settler demography},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Working Paper},
  number       = {173},
  pages        = {65},
  publisher    = {Department of Economic History, Lund University},
  series       = {Lund Papers in Economic History: Population Economics},
  title        = {The Shaping of a Settler Fertility Transition : Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century South African Demographic History Reconsidered},
  year         = {2018},
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