The Great Catch-Up of 1945–1960: Quebeckers’ Social Behaviour and the Church

  • Vincent Geloso
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


It is impossible to speak of the era known as the “Great Darkness” without acknowledging the cliché of the Catholic Church’s dominion over social and economic life in Québec. It is a fact that French Canadians were by and large devout Catholics and that the Church exerted a considerable amount of influence over society.


Social Capital Fertility Decline Modern Family Religious Observance Quiet Revolution 
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  • Vincent Geloso
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  1. 1.Economic HistoryLondon School of EconomicsSaint-LambertCanada

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