Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Lam looks at population and development in next 15 years in UN commission keynote address

Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'

Frey says Arizona's political paradoxes explained in part by demography

Highlights

PSC newsletter spring 2014 issue now available

Kusunoki wins faculty seed grant award from Institute for Research on Women and Gender

2014 PAA Annual Meeting, May 1-3, Boston

USN&WR ranks Michigan among best in nation for graduate education in sociology, public health, economics

Next Brown Bag

Monday, April 21
Grant Miller: Managerial Incentives in Public Service Delivery

Long-Term Spatial Continuities in Demographic Innovations: Insights from the Belgian Example, 1846-2000

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionLesthaeghe, Ron J. 2010. "Long-Term Spatial Continuities in Demographic Innovations: Insights from the Belgian Example, 1846-2000." PSC Research Report No. 10-695. January 2010.

In this analysis we focus on spatial differentiations emerging in two successive waves of demographic innovation in Belgium. More specifically, we shall explore to what extent the unfolding of the spatial pattern of the so-called Second Demographic Transition (SDT) from the mid-1960s onward replicated that of the historical First Demographic Transition (FDT), which essentially spanned the period from about 1870 till the baby boom of the 1960s. In addition to establishing long-term continuities with respect to demographic regime characteristics, we also look at causes, using the Coale "Ready, Willing, and Able" paradigm and its subsequent elaboration.

Country of focus: Belgium.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next