Studies; Social Science Series Volume 3

Studies; Social Science Series Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...from the request made in 1858 by the state medical society that the report on vital statistics be enlarged to include facts relating to still births, illegitimacy, plural births, nativity of parents and colored population. Previous to this time, only the simplest information was gathered and the social significance of more wide-spread knowledge regarding these subjects was not appreciated. The Commissioner's report for the year 1858 contained a few statistics on illegitimacy and all subsequent reports have included this item among the various conditions represented on the birth records. Connecticut is, therefore, the only state which 'has records on illegitimacy covering a period of sixty years or more. method is almost identical with the preceding one and has similar advantages and disadvantages. None of these methods of measuring illegitimacy are entirely satisfactory. Although some of them give us an idea of volume or of proportion, they do not show the susceptibility at various ages. The solution of the problem is considerably affected by the rate of illegitimacy among the unmarried women of various specified ages. The statistics, however, are usually lacking to make such a comparison possible. In the United States practically the only figures are the ones relating the illegitimate births to the total number of births. The Children's Bureau, however, has estimated the number of illegitimate births per 1000 unmarried women from 15 to 45 years of age. The various effects that may be produced depending on the method of computation are well illustrated in the following table taken from the British statistics of illegitimate births in England: DECLINE OF ILLEGITIMACY IN ENGLAND YEARS Illegitimate births Illegitimate more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776097
  • 9781236776099