The European Population 1850-1945 is the first volume of two, providing
the most comprehensive statistical set available an Western European
demography. It is a comparative and historical data handbook with accompanying
CD-ROM, presenting series data an demographic developments, population and
household structures for the countries of Western and Central Europe.
All major fields of demographic change are covered: fertility, mortality, marriage, and divorce. Population figures are given for each population census by sex, civil status and age. Major demographic developments within the family are described providing a commentary an the main population structures and trends in Europe since the 19th century.
The accompanying CD-ROM contains the complete collection of results presented in standardized formats, allowing the user to manipulate and compare the data as required. Information has been made completely machine-readable (Excel) according to standard rules and across countries and time periods. In addition to demographic indicators, absolute figures have been included for further individual, in-depth analysis.
The book is part of the historical data handbook series 'The Societies of Europe', edited by members of the MZES.
Franz Rothenbacher is a sociologist at MZES. His working fields comprise demographic and family change in Europe and European social and family reporting.