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dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-03 11:54:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T06:49:54Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T06:49:54Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier1007796
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22389
dc.description.abstract"In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most countries in Europe and English-speaking countries outside Europe experienced a fertility transition, where fertility fell from high levels to relatively low levels. England and the other English-speaking countries experienced this from the 1870s, while fertility in Australia began to fall in the 1880s. This book investigates the fertility transition in Tasmania, the second settled colony of Australia, using both statistical evidence and historical sources. The book examines detailed evidence from the 1904 New South Wales Royal Commission into the Fall in the Birth Rate, which the Commissioners regarded as applying not only to NSW, but to every state in Australia. Many theories have been proposed as to why fertility declined at this time: theories of economic and social development; economic theories; diffusion theories; the spread of secularisation; increased availability of artificial methods of contraception; and changes in the rates of infant and child mortality. The role of women in the fertility transition has generally been ignored. The investigation concludes that fertility declined in Tasmania in the late 19th century in a period of remarkable social and economic transformation, with industrialisation, urbanisation, improvements in transport and communication, increasing levels of education and opportunities for social mobility. One of the major social changes was in the status and role of women, who became the driving force behind the fertility decline."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1M Australasia, Oceania & other land areas::1MB Australasia::1MBF Australia::1MBFT Tasmania
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociology::JHBD Population & demography
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBN Public health & preventive medicine::MBNH Personal & public health::MBNH4 Birth control, contraception, family planning
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::V Health & personal development::VF Family & health::VFD Popular medicine & health::VFDW Women's health
dc.subject.otherTasmania
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherAustralian history
dc.subject.otherwomen's history
dc.subject.othercontraception
dc.subject.otherfertility
dc.titleAustralia's Fertility Transition
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/AFT.2020
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://press.anu.edu.au/
oapen.pages318


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