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Capital women : the European marriage pattern, female empowerment and economic development in Western Europe 1300-1800

Author: J L van Zanden; Tine de Moor; Sarah G Carmichael
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jan Luiten van Zanden, Tine De Moor, and Sarah Carmichael argue that over centuries a "European Marriage Pattern" developed, characterized by high numbers of singles among men and women, high marriage ages among men and women, and neolocality, where the couple formed a new nuclear household and did not coreside with the parents. This distinctive pattern emerged due to the influence of the Catholic Church's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zanden, J. L. van, author.
Capital women
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018048442
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L van Zanden; Tine de Moor; Sarah G Carmichael
ISBN: 9780190847883 0190847883
OCLC Number: 1053902882
Description: xvii, 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The broader picture : the global determinants of female agency and economic growth --
The patterns behind change : origins and features of the European marriage pattern --
Effects on human capital formation --
Effect on capital market development --
The effect on the labour market : women's wages, human capital formation and fertility --
The "dark side" of the EMP? Testing the nuclear hardship hypothesis --
The institutional effect : alternatives for family ties, the role of trust and the emergence of the commercial household --
Beguines : living single and safe --
Conclusion : the EMP in Eurasian perspective.
Responsibility: Jan Luiten van Zanden, Tine De Moor and Sarah Carmichael.

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