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    Seasonality of birth rates in agricultural Iceland

    Björnsson, D.F. and Zoega, Gylfi (2017) Seasonality of birth rates in agricultural Iceland. Scandinavian Economic History Review 65 (3), pp. 294-306. ISSN 0358-5522.

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    The seasonal pattern of birth rates in nineteenth-century agricultural Iceland, peaking in late summer and early autumn, gradually disappeared when the population migrated to fishing villages in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century. We describe how this pattern is consistent with changes that have occurred in other countries and discuss some possible causes.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Fertility, urbanisation, seasonality
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2017 10:19
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 00:07


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