Autumn Semester Coursework Plan Notes
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Autumn Semester Coursework Plan Revision
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POPULATION ESSAY PLAN Question: Why did the population of Europe experience a period of sustained growth in the eighteenth century, when in previous centuries such growth had proved temporary?
Fall in average age at first marriage
Wrigley and Schofield
Couples married for longer - more children
Infant mortality falls - children more likely to survive to adulthood
Multiplier effect if these children marry and reproduce young
Fewer and less destructive wars
The end of plague in western Europe
Better medical care available to more people
Better living conditions for more people
Development of cities
Increased food production and better distribution
Write about how each individual factor affected:
Fertility, average age of marriage, availability of medicines
Fertility rates improving along with diet; birth rate increases; farming techniques developing increasing yield; death rate decreases because more food; ability to raise children to adulthood; without agricultural developments the demographic increase impossible; people need feeding; technology lowers death rate link to next paragraph by talking about bad nutrition making the populace more prone to epidemics
Impact of plague on previous society; death rates exceeding birth rate; idea that plague not the worst disease, fevers killing more people over time - death rate; infant mortality rates; better nutrition from agricultural advances leads to reduction in epidemics throughout Europe; link to next paragraph by talking about the spread of disease by an army
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