The History of the Family: An International Quarterly

The History of the Family: An International Quarterly makes a significant contribution by publishing works reflecting new developments in scholarship and by charting new directions in the historical study of the family. Further emphasizing the international developments in historical research on the family, the Quarterly encourages articles on comparative research across various cultures and societies in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim, in addition to Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as work in the context of global history. While firmly rooted in history, the Quarterly is interdisciplinary; it publishes articles on historical anthropology, historical sociology, economic history and psychology as they relate to the family and the life course.

The History of the Family: An International Quarterly publishes essays submitted by individual authors as well as special topical issues on the history of the family, the household and kinship, marriage, childhood and youth, life course and aging, and historical demography as it relates to the family. The Quarterly also publishes book review essays, methodological reports, descriptions of databases and other source materials and conference reports.

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Latest articles

Differences in intergenerational fertility associations by sex and race in Saba, Dutch Caribbean, 1876–2004
Inherited dimensions of infant mortality. Detecting signs of disproportionate mortality risks in successive generations
Unraveling the intergenerational transmission of fertility: genetic and shared-environment effects during the demographic transition in the Netherlands, 1810–1910
Intergenerational transmission of young motherhood. Evidence from Sweden, 1986–2009

Volume 22 (1)

vol. 22 (1): 1-2
Family, demography and labour relations
vol. 22 (1): 3-13
The evolution of marriage, inheritance, and labor relations in the family firm in Kyoto
vol. 22 (1): 14-33
The stem family and industrialization in Catalonia (1900–1936)
vol. 22 (1): 34-56
The female labour force participation, a matter of supply? a matter of demand? an exercise of reconstruction in a context of poverty, Barcelona, 1930–1950
vol. 22 (1): 57-81
Ideal versus reality? The domesticity ideal and household labour relations in Dutch industrializing regions, circa 1890
vol. 22 (1): 82-102
Sogdian careers and families in sixth- to seventh-century northern China: a case study of the Shi family based on archaeological finds and epitaph inscriptions
vol. 22 (1): 103-135
Interdependent living: labouring families and the Swedish mining industry in the late seventeenth century
vol. 22 (1): 136-155

Volume 22 (2-3)

Stature and sibship: historical evidence
vol. 22 (2-3): 175-195
Temporary and lasting effects of childhood deprivation on male stature. Late adolescent stature and catch-up growth in Woerden (The Netherlands) in the first half of the nineteenth century
vol. 22 (2-3): 196-213
Can resource dilution explain differences in height by birth order and family size? A study of 389,287 male recruits in twentieth-century Netherlands
vol. 22 (2-3): 214-235
Birth order and height development in early childhood: empirical evidence for twenty-first-century Flanders
vol. 22 (2-3): 236-257
Family structure and childhood anthropometry in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1918
vol. 22 (2-3): 258-290
The relationship between family characteristics and height in Sardinia at the turn of the twentieth century
vol. 22 (2-3): 291-309
Anthropometric traits at military medical examinations associated with demographic family characteristics in Sardinia at the turn of twentieth century
vol. 22 (2-3): 310-332
Sibship size and the biological standard of living in industrial Catalonia, c.1860–c.1920: a case study
vol. 22 (2-3): 333-363