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By Evert van Imhoff, Anton Kuijsten, Pieter Hooimeijer, Leo J.G. van Wissen

In 1992, a summer season path 'Demographic views on dwelling preparations' in addition to a one-day workshop 'Recent matters in family Modelling' have been held in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. This quantity is predicated at the lectures brought through the summer season path, in addition to at the shows made within the workshop. As such, the current quantity combines the 2 parts of move of information, at the one hand, and updating the state of the art within the box of loved ones demography, in particular in loved ones modelling, nonetheless. In organizing the contents and constitution of this quantity, now we have geared toward making a ebook that covers the sphere of loved ones demography and loved ones modelling in a undeniable logical and entire means. the aim of this e-book is to provide a entire remedy of contemporary advancements in a number of points of the transforming into box of family demography. due to the fact those contemporary advancements have fairly happened in family research and modelling, those issues will obtain detailed emphasis. The publication used to be written for demographers, social scientists, and planners who're excited by the learn and projection of inhabitants ordinarily, and of families in particular.

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Nearly two thirds of the kin were to be found in households most likely to need the support of a relative, as the household heads were either elderly, non-married, or childless. Many of the relatives were themselves elderly, lone parents or children living apart from their parents (Wall 1986, pp. 282-287). This experience can be contrasted with that of the inhabitants of a series of villages in West Flanders early in the nineteenth century, where employment of a relative by a household head was more usual.

The number of persons of all types found within the household varies considerably, and the variation would no doubt be greater if it had been possible to include more populations from southern and central, let alone from eastern Europe. In the case of servants, for example, in the selected rural populations the range is from 118 per hundred households in Iceland in 1703 to fewer than 20 per hundred households in the countryside around Gouda in the Netherlands in 1622, in certain Swiss communities between the mid-seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, and in the Spanish province of Cuenca in the eighteenth century.

5. 2. 4. Number of males per 100 females of specified relationship to household head, European rural populations .... b :> :;:: t:J ~ :> ::t: ~ (") w 0"1 37 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD STRUCTURE the OEeD, while a cross-classification of household type by family type and number of resident children, it is claimed, could yield as many as 100,000 different 'situations', if all elements of the classification scheme were counted (Bernandes 1986; Le Bras 1979). This variation, however, appears to be largely contained within specific populations, as differences between countries, and even between regions of the same country, appear to be much more muted today than was the case in the past (cf.

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