A Generation of Change in Montreal, 1860-1880

Type of resource
Authors/collaborators
Title
A Generation of Change in Montreal, 1860-1880
Abstract
The authors compare Montreal birth cohorts of 1859 and 1879 for French-speaking Catholic, English-speaking Protestant and Irish Catholic residents. Their conclusion is that there was a strong cultural differential in infant mortality between the three groups. French Canadians had a higher infant mortality, shorter birth intervals and earlier age at marriage for both women and men. By comparison, Irish Catholics married later and rarely had short intervals between births. Among Protestants, there was a greater variability of birth intervals.
Series
Shared Spaces/Partage de l’espace
Series Number
no. 15
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Department of Geography, McGill University
Date
1993
# of Pages
41p.
Language
en
Citation
Thornton, Patricia A., and Sherry Olson. A Generation of Change in Montreal, 1860-1880. Shared Spaces/Partage de l’espace no. 15. Montreal: Department of Geography, McGill University, 1993.
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