Family and Household

  • Krishnan Namboodiri
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE)


The centrality of the familial institution in pre-industrial societies is taken for granted by demographers, and the variation in kinship structure has often been suggested as a key to explaining the variation in natural fertility between and within pre-industrial populations (Freedman, 1961/62, p. 50). Particular attention has been given to the influence of kinship structure on the proximate (intermediate) variables.


Family Unit Labor Force Participation Rate Marital Dissolution Natural Fertility Family Household 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishnan Namboodiri
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  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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