A lost family-planning regime in eighteenth-century Ceylon

Based on Dutch colonial registers (thombos), this paper reconstructs fertility for two districts in Ceylon, 1756–68. It overcomes challenges in data quality by establishing the outer bounds of plausible estimates in a series of scenarios. Among these, total fertility rates (TFRs) averaged 5.5 in one...

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Volume: 70
Main Author: Drixler, Fabian F
Kok, Jan
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: ABINGDON Routledge 02.01.2016
Taylor & Francis
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
published in: Population studies Vol. 70; no. 1; pp. 93 - 114
Data of publication: 1/2/2016
ISSN: 0032-4728
1477-4747
EISSN: 1477-4747
Discipline: Economics
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