In this chapter we review the literature on the origins and implications of family structure in historical perspective with a focus on Italian provinces. Furthermore, we present newly collected data on three of the main features of family structure: the female mean age at marriage, the female celibacy rate, and the fraction of illegitimate births. Data are collected at the provincial level for 1871. The analysis of the data allows us to confirm and quantify the geographic differentiation in family patterns across the country. We also illustrate the links between family structure and a set of socioeconomic outcomes, in the short, medium, and long run.

Origins and Implications of Family Structure Across Italian Provinces in Historical Perspective / G. Bertocchi, M. Bozzano - In: Cliometrics of the Family / [a cura di] C. Diebolt , A.Rijpma, S. Carmichael, S. Dilli, C. Störmer. - [s.l] : Springer, 2019. - ISBN 9783319994796. - pp. 121-147 [10.1007/978-3-319-99480-2_6]

Origins and Implications of Family Structure Across Italian Provinces in Historical Perspective

M. Bozzano
2019

Abstract

In this chapter we review the literature on the origins and implications of family structure in historical perspective with a focus on Italian provinces. Furthermore, we present newly collected data on three of the main features of family structure: the female mean age at marriage, the female celibacy rate, and the fraction of illegitimate births. Data are collected at the provincial level for 1871. The analysis of the data allows us to confirm and quantify the geographic differentiation in family patterns across the country. We also illustrate the links between family structure and a set of socioeconomic outcomes, in the short, medium, and long run.
Culture; Development; Family structure; Institutions; Italian provinces
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Settore SECS-P/12 - Storia Economica
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