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 24 (1)

Social status homogamy in a religiously diverse society. Modernization, religious diversity, and status homogamy in Hungary between 1870–1950
vol. 24 (1): 15-37
Social homogamy, early industrialization, and marriage restrictions in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland, 1834–75
vol. 24 (1): 38-66
Generations, social homogamy and stratification in Finland, 1700–1910
vol. 24 (1): 67-93
Socio-economic modernization and enduring language barriers: choosing a marriage partner in Flemish communities, 1821-1913
vol. 24 (1): 94-122
A prelude to the dual provider family – The changing role of female labor force participation and occupational field on fertility outcomes during the baby boom in Sweden 1900–60
vol. 24 (1): 149-173

Volume 23 (4)

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Siblings and life transitions: investigating the resource dilution hypothesis across historical contexts and outcomes
vol. 23 (4): 521-532
The apple never falls far from the tree: siblings and intergenerational transmission among farmers and artisans in the Barcelona area in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
vol. 23 (4): 533-567
To stay or to migrate: siblings and life transitions in 19th century Ribeira Seca, Azores
vol. 23 (4): 568-593
Changes in child mortality in Korea during the mid-twentieth century: gender, birth order and sibling composition
vol. 23 (4): 594-622
Testing the conditional resource-dilution hypothesis: the impact of sibship size and composition on infant and child mortality in the Netherlands, 1863–1910
vol. 23 (4): 623-655
Parental loss in young convicts transported to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), 1841–53
vol. 23 (4): 656-678
Gender differences in response to family crisis: changes in household composition and migration of widowed parents with minor children in the Netherlands, 1863–1910
vol. 23 (4): 679-705

Volume 23 (3)

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Distant relatives? Demographic determinants of long-term developments in intergenerational proximity, The Netherlands 1650–1899
vol. 23 (3): 359-387
What has the ‘first sexual revolution’ to do with kinship transition? ‘Kin marriages’ and illicit sexuality in nineteenth-century Alpine Switzerland
vol. 23 (3): 388-407