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Author Lockwood, Matthew.

Title Fertility and household labour in Tanzania : demography, economy, and society in Rufiji District, c.1870-1986 / Dr. Matthew Lockwood.

Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  304.632 LOCK    AVAILABLE
Physical description [xiii], 203 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-199) and index.
Contents 1. The Historical Demography of Coastal Tanzania -- Appendix 1.1. Population of Rufiji District, 1913-86 -- 2. The Proximate Determinants of Fertility -- Appendix 2.1. Calculation of the Bongaarts and Potter Indices -- 3. The Historical Roots of a Fertility Regime -- 4. Twentieth-century Transformations -- 5. Interpretations of Change -- 6. Labour and Land in Mng'aru -- 7. Inequality and Accumulation in Mng'aru -- 8. Households and Life Cycles in Mng'aru: Norms and Patterns -- 9. Household Demography and Patterns of Work.
Summary This book is an interdisciplinary study of the way in which human reproduction interweaves with the reproduction of society and economy in coastal Tanzania. Combining demography, history, and sociology, and with a breadth of theoretical discussion and empirical detail, it offers a new methodology for the study of African fertility and the role of household demography in agrarian economies.
Subject Fertility, Human -- Tanzania -- Rufiji District -- History.
Households -- Economic aspects -- Tanzania -- Rufiji District -- History.
Rufiji District (Tanzania) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 0198287542