Article

Arthur P. Wolf and Th Engelen - Fertility and Fertility Control in Pre-Revolutionary China - Journal of Interdisciplinary History 38:3

Authors:
To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the author.

Abstract

A revisionist view argues that despite early and nearly universal marriage, fertility in pre-Revolutionary China was no higher than in Europe because of deliberate control within marriage. The evidence, however, confirms the received view: Because of early and universal marriage, fertility in China was far higher than that in Europe and would have been even higher had it not been for what Thomas Malthus called "positive checks." Little or no deliberate birth control took place in China during the period in question.

No full-text available

Request Full-text Paper PDF

To read the full-text of this research,
you can request a copy directly from the author.

ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any citations for this publication.
ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any references for this publication.