publication . Article . 1986

Note sur l'histoire démographique de Douelle (Lot) 1676-1914

Jean Fourastié;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1986 Journal: Population, volume 41, issue 3, pages 483-496
Fourastié Jean. ? Note on the demographic history of Douelle (Lot) 1676-1914. This article summarizes the demographic data contained in a book about the village of Douelle in the department of the Lot. Both family reconstitution and genealogies have been used to ascertain the major demographic characteristics of this region during the 17th and 18th centuries : a high rate of endogamous marriages, few remarriages, declining birth rates before the Revolution, a very low number of illegitimate births. The analysis of mortality rates shows that a great number of deaths were not recorded (36 % of the file cards with recorded dates of baptism did not list dates of dea...
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