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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?
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Fall in average age at first marriage

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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

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Fewer and less destructive wars

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The end of plague in western Europe

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Better medical care available to more people

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Better living conditions for more people

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Development of cities

Increased food production and better distribution

Write about how each individual factor affected:

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Birth rate

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Death rate

Fertility, average age of marriage, availability of medicines

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Introduction

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Agriculture

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Disease

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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

War

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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