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Quantity explores the questions of social constitution, social mobility and sophistication kin. kinfolk and loved ones, the social implications of demographic swap, jobs, operating and housing stipulations, and family members family have been all an important components within the shaping of crew cognizance; those shape the most issues of this quantity. With chapters on nutrients, styles of foods and drinks intake and relaxation actions, a complete review is equipped up at the method the social order has been replaced.

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S. Schofield, 'Did Mothers Really Die? Three Centuries of Maternal Mortality in "The World We Have Lost"', in L. , The World We Have Gained (Oxford, 1986). , Scottish Population, pp. 296-7, arrives at a figure of over 6 per cent for eighteenth-century Scotland while suggesting that Edinburgh in the 1750s may have had a rate of between 14 and 18 per 1,000 live births. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The social implications of demographic change 19 51 thousand, though with significant local variations.

On this basis it can be estimated that about 24 per cent of marriages of couples marrying in the later 1730s would have had their marriages terminated by death within ten years, while around 56 per cent of marriages would not have lasted twenty-five years; only 15 per cent would have lasted for forty years or more. Improve­ ment thereafter was only gradual for a century or more. For the cohort marrying in the 1850s, about 19 per cent of marriages would not have lasted ten years, and around 47 per cent twenty-five; for the 1880s cohort the figures are 13 per cent and 37 per cent respectively.

Wrigley and Schofield, Population History, p. 258. The full series of statistics can be found for the period since 1900 in OPCS, Marriage and Divorce Statistics (1982), Ser. FM2, no. 2; earlier series are in the Annual Reports of the Registrar General. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 32 M I C H A E L A N D E R S O N re-entered, and remained in, the marital state. Compared with these aspects, changes in the age at which marriage occurred were much less significant. Before the second half of the nineteenth century pre­ cise data are difficult to obtain since even in the early years of civil registration in England and Wales age information was only patchily recorded, and there was wide variation between different areas.

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