History | H620 2868 Colloq-Mod West European History 4:00-6:00 T BH335 Alter
H620 | 2868 | Alter

Topic: History of the Family
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section meets with WEUR W605

In this colloquium we will consider the European family from a variety of
historical and comparative
perspectives. Topics will include: the Malthusian model and demographic
consequences of family
systems; patriarchy and domesticity; gender inequality and sex differences
in mortality; emergence of
childhood; infanticide; the family economy before and after the Industrial
Revolution; family limitation
and fertility decline; inheritance and intergenerational relations; the
family and the state.