Population and Family

  • Constance Rollett
  • Julia Parker


Of the two sections in this chapter, the first is concerned with the broad outlines of the population structure; with total size, with growth through natural increase and migration both for the whole country and for the regions, with the age and sex composition of the population and with movement within as well as into and out of particular areas. The second section concentrates on the more ‘personal’ aspects — on the way in which the population ‘arranges’ itself. We examine marital status, rates of marriage and divorce, fertility and family and household size.


Family Size Natural Increase BRITISH Society Marriage Rate General Report 
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Additional References

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Copyright information

© A. H. Halsey 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constance Rollett
  • Julia Parker

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