The Demographic Transition in the First World: The Nineteenth Century


Authors: Zinkina, Julia; Korotayev, Andrey; Aleshkovskii, Ivan
Almanac: Globalistics and Globalization Studies Global Evolution, Historical Globalistics and Globalization Studies

The paper is aimed at expanding our understanding of the structure of the demographic transition which took place in Europe in the nineteenth century. In order to achieve this aim we first consider changes in the dynamics and structure of mortality in European countries, and then briefly outline the changes in fertility dynamics. We also investigate the relative extent of the population explosion which Europe experienced as a result of fertility transition lagging behind the mortality transition.

Keywords: demographic transition, fertility transition, mortality transition, Europe, 19th century.