Franz Rothenbacher  
  The European Population since 1945   vergrößerte Ansicht in neuem Fenster    
  The Societies of Europe    
  [ A Historical Datahandbook Series, ed. by P. Flora, F. Kraus,
F. Rothenbacher ]
  1030 S., Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005  
  ISBN: 0-333-77706-9  

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Abstract :

The European Population since 1945 is the companion volume to the previously published The European Population 1850-1945: together they provide the most comprehensive statistical set available on Western European demography. It is a comparative and historical data handbook with accompanying CD-ROM, presenting series data on 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 on the main population structures and trends in Europe since 1945 to the end of the 20th century.

As a supplement to the handbook, a CD-ROM provides data for further analyses of demographic developments, population and household structures in Western and East-Central Europe. The CD-ROM includes not only the printed country tables in computerized form, it also contains additional data tables with basic data on demographic developments that may be used for specific research purposes and statistical analyses. Thus, with the help of the CD-ROM, the reader can study population questions with respect to main trends in demographic developments, the population by size and composition according to region, sex, age and marital status, shifts in the population structure and the composition of households—for individual countries or comparatively.

Table of Contents:

  Editorial Introduction by Peter Flora  
  Preface and Acknowledgements  
  List of Symbols  
  List of Tables  
  List of Figures  
  Abbreviations and Acronyms  
  Part I introduction  
  1 General introduction
  2 Population and territory
  3 Population growth and second demographic transition
  4 Marriage, legitimacy, divorce
  5 Households and families
  6 Demographic measures and demographic statistics
  Part II country chapters  
  1 Austria
  2 Belgium
  3 Czechoslovakia, Czech and Slovak Republics
  4 Denmark
  5 Finland
  6 France
  7 Germany, Federal Republic and Democratic Republic
  8 Greece
  9 Hungary
  10 Iceland
  11 Ireland
  12 Italy
  13 Luxembourg
  14 The Netherlands
  15 Norway
  16 Poland
  17 Portugal
  18 Spain
  19 Sweden
  20 Switzerland
  21 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  Part III appendices  
  1 A note on the CD-ROM
  2 Bibliography

The author:

Franz Rothenbacher is a sociologist at MZES. His working fields comprise demographic and family change in Europe and European social and family reporting.