Location

Victoria South Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Event Website

http://sociology.uwo.ca/cluster/en/projects/knowledge_mobilization/2015/2015_conference/index.html#2015 Conference

Start Date

19-3-2015 5:00 PM

End Date

19-3-2015 5:15 PM

Description

Poster Presentation

The historical demographic literature on marriage has devoted a great deal of attention to understanding how and why age at marriage and the rate of celibacy were historically higher in North Western European countries. More recently, comparative work in a Eurasian perspective confirmed earlier and more universal marriages in Asia. On the other side, North America also had earlier ages at first marriages and lower rates of permanent celibacy than North Western Europe, but later marriage than Asia. This study will provide insights on marriage patterns in a region somewhere in the middle of North Western European and Asian marriage. We will explore how families and the context may have influenced jointly or separately the timing and probability of marriage in Quebec using three centuries of marriages and a large territory covering from sparsely populated and isolated parishes to densely populated cities like Québec and Montréal.

For this poster, we will use the richness of longitudinal data available in Quebec to study historical population from the early settlements up to 1912. For that period, there was a good registration of catholic marriages in the province of Quebec, a data source well exploited by the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) at Université de Montréal for the years before 1800, and BALSAC project at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi for the marriages after 1800.


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Mar 19th, 5:00 PM Mar 19th, 5:15 PM

Marriage Patterns in Historical Perspective: What Can We Learn from Three Centuries of Marriages in Quebec?

Victoria South Ballroom, Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Poster Presentation

The historical demographic literature on marriage has devoted a great deal of attention to understanding how and why age at marriage and the rate of celibacy were historically higher in North Western European countries. More recently, comparative work in a Eurasian perspective confirmed earlier and more universal marriages in Asia. On the other side, North America also had earlier ages at first marriages and lower rates of permanent celibacy than North Western Europe, but later marriage than Asia. This study will provide insights on marriage patterns in a region somewhere in the middle of North Western European and Asian marriage. We will explore how families and the context may have influenced jointly or separately the timing and probability of marriage in Quebec using three centuries of marriages and a large territory covering from sparsely populated and isolated parishes to densely populated cities like Québec and Montréal.

For this poster, we will use the richness of longitudinal data available in Quebec to study historical population from the early settlements up to 1912. For that period, there was a good registration of catholic marriages in the province of Quebec, a data source well exploited by the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) at Université de Montréal for the years before 1800, and BALSAC project at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi for the marriages after 1800.

https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/pclc_conf/2015/Day1/33

 

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