Population and Family in the Low Countries: Volume I

Population and Family in the Low Countries: Volume I

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Since 1972 there has been a close contact through their pUblications between the Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute at The Hague and the Population and Family Study Centre at Brussels. This co-operation has resulted in the joint pUblication of the journal BevoLking en Gezin (Population and Family) in the Dutch language. However, there has been a need for wider circulation of the Dutch language studies and research in the field of population and the family. In particular it was thought necessary to make possible an exchange of ideas and findings with population and family scientists abroad. The volume 'Population and family in the Low Countries' intends to facilitate this international discussion by at least partially lifting the language barrier curtain. Some of the articles and documents included were originally published in the Dutch language, others were written especially for this volume. Population and family covers a very wide field and so do the chapters presented. In addition to demographic studies, articles are presented on population and family sociology and social biology. The editors hope that this reader, the first in their yearly publication series, will serve its purpose.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 179 pages
  • 151.89 x 223.01 x 10.92mm | 557.92g
  • Springer
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976
  • biography
  • 9024718597
  • 9789024718597

Table of contents

1. The Population and Family Study Centre.- 2. The Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute and the National Programme of Demographic Research in the Netherlands.- 3. Partner choice as a statistical problem in demography.- 4. Knowledge, use and effectiveness of contraception in Belgium.- 5. Social demographic analysis of recent fertility patterns in the Netherlands.- 6. Induced abortion: an interdisciplinary study with respect to policy alternatives in Belgium.- 7. The role of induced abortion in the changing pattern of family planning in the Netherlands.- 8. Labour migration from the mediterranean area to the Benelux Countries.- 9. Social integration of young offenders in a longitudinal perspective.- 10. Characteristics and social conditions of residents in old people's homes.show more