Household type and the demographic transition
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Demographic transition theorists postulate a post-transition steady state predicated on the nuclear family. This study reveals that other family types—community and anomic/polygynous—will, if they persist, produce different steady states at higher levels of infant mortality and fertility. Only if family type changes as countries modernize will the transition theorists' post-transition steady state be achieved.
KeywordsOrdinary Little Square Infant Mortality Nuclear Family Demographic Transition Family Type
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