The History of the Family: An International Quarterly

The History of the Family: An International Quarterly makes a significant contribution by publishing works reflecting new developments in scholarship and by charting new directions in the historical study of the family. Further emphasizing the international developments in historical research on the family, the Quarterly encourages articles on comparative research across various cultures and societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as work in the context of global history. While firmly rooted in history, the Quarterly is interdisciplinary; it publishes articles on historical anthropology, historical sociology, economic history and psychology as they relate to the family and the life course.

The History of the Family: An International Quarterly publishes essays submitted by individual authors as well as special topical issues on the history of the family, the household and kinship, marriage, childhood and youth, life course and aging, and historical demography as it relates to the family. The Quarterly also publishes book review essays, methodological reports, descriptions of databases and other source materials and conference reports.

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Latest articles

Differences in intergenerational fertility associations by sex and race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876–2004
Inherited dimensions of infant mortality. Detecting signs of disproportionate mortality risks in successive generations
Unraveling the intergenerational transmission of fertility: genetic and shared-environment effects during the demographic transition in the Netherlands, 1810–1910
Intergenerational transmission of young motherhood. Evidence from Sweden, 1986–2009

Volume 21 (4)

Marital fertility during the Korean demographic transition: child survival and birth spacing
vol. 21 (4): 483-501
A stem-family society without the stem-family ideology? The case of eighteenth-century Poland
vol. 21 (4): 502-530

Volume 21 (3)

Moving backward and moving on: nostalgia, significant others, and social reintegration in nineteenth-century British immigrant personal correspondence
vol. 21 (3): 291-314
‘I never could forget my darling mother’: the language of recollection in a corpus of female Irish emigrant correspondence
vol. 21 (3): 315-336
Adjusting and fulfilling masculine roles: the epistolary persona in Dutch transatlantic letters
vol. 21 (3): 337-349
‘If it is not too expensive, then you can send me sugar’: money matters among migrants and their families
vol. 21 (3): 350-367
Settler colonialism and migrant letters: the Forbes family and letter-writing in South Africa 1850–1922
vol. 21 (3): 398-428
Shared letters: writing and reading practices in the correspondence of migrant families in northern Spain
vol. 21 (3): 429-456
The transnational life and letters of the Venegas family, 1920s to 1950s
vol. 21 (3): 457-482

Volume 21 (2)

The patriarchy index: a comparative study of power relations across historical Europe
vol. 21 (2): 133-174
Women’s age at last childbearing and its determinants: a case study of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium) on the basis of the multi-source COR* historical sample
vol. 21 (2): 175-194
‘Good, fresh air and an expert medical service’: old age pensioners in Leiden’s St. Hiëronymusdal retirement home, sixteenth century
vol. 21 (2): 195-213
Aging in rural areas of Spain: the influence of demography on care strategies
vol. 21 (2): 214-230
Representations of the family in postwar British amateur film: family histories in the Lane and Scrutton collection at the East Anglian Film Archive
vol. 21 (2): 231-242
Gender and fertility within the free churches in the Sundsvall region, Sweden, 1860–1921
vol. 21 (2): 243-266
Counting Portuguese colonial populations, 1776–1875: a research note
vol. 21 (2): 267-280