The History of Families and Households: Comparative European by Silvia Sovic, Pat Thane, Pier Paolo Viazzo

By Silvia Sovic, Pat Thane, Pier Paolo Viazzo

The historical past of relations and families has been the topic of extensive learn for over a new release. within the Nineteen Seventies Peter Laslett and others set the schedule with a powerful emphasis on geographical ameliorations among northern and southern, japanese and western Europe. Others have challenged this view, pioneering various techniques. This quantity takes inventory of the sphere, focussing fairly on relations background in South-East Europe compared to the remainder of Europe. The authors examine what eu households have in universal, their neighborhood and native adjustments and alterations over the years, utilizing the wealthy and engaging number of assets and strategies utilized by kinfolk historians this present day.

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28 Moring, Beatrice, “Family Strategies, Inheritance Systems and the Care of the Elderly in Historical Perspective’, Historical Social Research, 23: 1/2 (1998), 67–82 (72–77). 29 Gunnar Fougstedt and A. Raivio, Suomen väestön sääty ja ammattiryhmitys v. 1751–1805 [The Occupational and Social Structure of the Population in Finland 1751–1805] (Helsinki, 1953), 26–29; Kaarina Vattula, “Kvinnors forvarvsarbete i Norden under 100 ar 1870–1970” [Female Employment in the Nordic Countries 1870–1970], Studia Historica Jyvaskylaensia, 27 (Jyväskylä, 1983), 36–39; FOS VI, 41, Finlands befolkningsstatistik 1750–1890, (Helsingfors, 1909); Nils Wohlin, “Jordbruksbefolkningen i Sverige” [The Agrarian Population of Sweden], Emigrationsutredningen Bilaga, IX (Stockholm, 1909), 197–207, 236.

In Ullensaker, where the level of proletarianisation was higher, the level of co-residence with daughters was also relatively high. It would also seem that widows in Grasmere sought the company of their daughters rather than that of their sons. In the urban localities like Helsinki, Moss and Lichfield, the co-residence levels with sons was low, and in every case lower than co-residence with daughters. 6 54 13 32 Moring, Beatrice. “Rural Widows”, 246–247; eadem, “Land Inheritance and the Finnish Stem Family” in The Stem Family in Eurasian Perspective, eds.

While the census of Moss states that the main 55 Eleanor Gordon and Gwyneth Nair, “The Myth of the Victorian Patriarchal Family”, The History of the Family 7: 1 (2002), 125–138 (134–135). ”, Labour History Review, 69: 1 (1998), 31–65; eadem, “From Work to Dependence – Women’s Experience of Industrialisation in Britain”, Refresh, 21 (Autumn 1995), 5–8. 9 88 Sources: census of Helsinki 1900, original sheets; census of Moss 1900; census of Lichfield 1851. breadwinner in 25% of the households containing widows was the son, or daughter and son-in-law, many widows did have a registered occupation.

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