Demographic Transition Theory
Support for this book has been received from the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Programme. For most of the work an institutional home was provided by the Demography and Sociology Program (directed by Professor Peter McDonald), Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National U- versity, Canberra and its early stage by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (directed successively by Professor Bob Douglas and Tony McMichael), The Australian National University. My co-authors for certain chapters have generously permitted republi- tion: Bruce Caldwell, Pat Caldwell, Peter McDonald and Thomas Schindlmayr. All the earlier ?eldwork which moulded the analysis was carried out with my wife, Pat Caldwell, and that explains the frequent use of ‘we’ in the text. Some was also carried out with our son, Bruce Caldwell, and daughter-in-law, Indrani Pieris. Wendy Cosford has provided editorial assistance for all papers. Research assistance is acknowledged over the years successively from Jeff Marck, Bruce Missingham, Thomas Schindlmayr, Rebecca Kippen, Ewa Orzechowska-Fischer andGuangyuZhang.TypinghasbeensuccessivelybyElaineHollingsandVanessa McGrath, the latter having prepared the manuscript of this book. Thanks also to everyone at Springer, especially Evelien Bakker, in the Social Science Unit for her gracious help.
A strong theoretical perspectiveThe integration of demographic transition theory over the whole of human existenceThe integration of mortality and fertility transition theoryThe examination of the role of the Industrial RevolutionAn examination of very low fertility in Europe