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Gendering the Fertility Decline in the Western World


Angélique Janssens

Contents: Angélique Janssens: Gendering the Fertility Decline in the Western World – Pau Baizán/Enriqueta Camps: The Impact of Women’s Educational and Economic Resources on Fertility. Spanish Birth Cohorts 1901-1950 – Ida Blom: ‘Master of Your Own Body and What Is In It’ - Reducing Marital Fertility in Norway, 1890-1930 – Fernando Gil Alonso: Women Who Controlled Their Fertility and Women Who Did Not - An Analysis of Women’s Fertility Behaviour in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Spain – Jane Humphries: ‘Because They Are too Menny…’ Children, Mothers and Fertility Decline - The Evidence from Working-class Autobiographies of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries – Angélique Janssens: Education and Female Work Cultures in the Dutch Fertility Decline, 1880-1960 – Sofia Kling: ‘I Think I’d Rather Die than Go through with a Pregnancy Again’. Experiences of Childbearing and Birth Control in Sweden in the 1930s – Alison Mackinnon/Caz Batson/Julie Petersen-Gray: ‘…But I’m so Embarrassed, I Said, if It’s Another Baby!’ Schooling, Girls and Declining Fertility in Urban South Australia in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century – Rita Müller/Sylvia Schraut: Women’s Influence on Fertility and Mortality during Industrialisation, Stuttgart, 1830-1910 – Anne-Françoise Praz: Gender and Religion Shaping the Pace of the Fertility Decline. A Comparative Analysis of two Swiss Cantons (1860-1930) – Jutta Schwarzkopf: Bringing Babies into Line with Mothers’ Jobs: Lancashire Cotton Weavers’ Fertility Regime – Eric Vanhaute/Christa Matthys: A ‘Silent Class’ and a ‘Quiet Revolution’. Female Domestics and Fertility Decline in Flanders.