Population and Society in Western European Port Cities, C.1650-1939

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Richard Lawton, W. Robert Lee, Robert Lee, PH D
Liverpool University Press, 2002 - 385 páginas
This volume brings together ten original papers on the population dynamics and development of Western European port cities. In a substantial overview chapter Lawton and Lee examine "Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanisation", setting in context the individual case studies that follow. These studies – of Bremen, Cork, Genoa, Glasgow, Hamburg, Liverpool, Malmö, Nantes, Portsmouth and Trieste – provide an important enhancement of our understanding of the particular socio-economic and demographic characteristics of port cities, and point to the existence of a particular port demographic regime. They emphasize the central importance of the high proportion of unskilled and casual labor, the susceptibility of cyclical employment, the inflated risk of epidemic infection, and other demographic and economic factors specific to port cities.
 

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Índice

A Case Study
37
The Population Dynamics and Economic Development of Genoa
74
The Components of Demographic Change in a Rapidly Growing
91
The Mortality Development of a PortTown in a National
124
Population Dynamics and Economic Change in Trieste and
176
Port Development and Demographic
212
Urban Demographic Change in
252
The Workers and
305
Population Society and Politics in Cork from the LateEighteenth
326
Index
347
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Sobre el autor (2002)

Richard Lawton was Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of Liverpool.

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