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By Béla Tomka

ISBN-10: 0415628431

ISBN-13: 9780415628433

A Social historical past of Twentieth-Century Europe deals a scientific review on significant facets of social lifestyles, together with inhabitants, family members and families, social inequalities and mobility, the welfare country, paintings, intake and relaxation, social cleavages in politics, urbanization in addition to schooling, faith and tradition. It additionally addresses significant debates and diverging interpretations of ancient and social study concerning the historical past of ecu societies some time past 100 years.

Organized in ten thematic chapters, this e-book takes an interdisciplinary procedure, utilizing the equipment and result of not just background, but in addition sociology, demography, economics and political technological know-how. Béla Tomka offers either the range and the commonalities of ecu societies having a look not only to Western ecu international locations, yet japanese, principal and Southern ecu international locations in addition. an ideal advent for all scholars of ecu historical past.

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Age and social differences also prevailed. 53 Population 29 Hungary 180 160 140 1970 120 100 % 80 60 40 20 0 0 20 40 1990 1980 60 80 Age England and Wales 180 160 140 1970–2 120 100 % 80 60 1980–2 40 1990 20 0 0 20 40 60 Age 80 Bulgaria 180 1988–90 160 140 1969–71 120 100 80 1978–80 60 40 20 0 0 20 40 60 100 Age France 180 160 140 1970 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 20 100 80 100 1980 1990 40 60 80 100 Age Notes: Mortality rates in or around 1970 are set at 100 in each case. Rates for other years are expressed as a ratio to the 1970 rates.

Consequently, the rate of population growth is still significant but starts to slow down. 4. In the final stage of a demographically mature society, both birth and death rates tend to stabilize at similarly low levels. 12 This stage is claimed to be reached in Europe, North America and a few other regions at some point in the twentieth century and expected to come as a result of modernization in the less developed countries of the world. The demographic transition model has met serious criticism.

World War is that the fluctuation in birth rates is stronger than before, which can be attributed to the effects of recurrent changes in social and population policy, including forceful pronatalist measures. 2). However, in the communist countries, the ban on abortion was shortly replaced by complete liberalization (Hungary), unknown in Western Europe at that time, or the population adapted to the new circumstances by relying on other methods of birth control (Romania). Therefore, in a number of countries, the decline of fertility was substantial.

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