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Harald Michel (2000)

Mortality Decline in the 18th Century in Germany – Element, Prerequisite or Precursor of the Demographic Transition?*

In: Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 25, 3-4/2000, p. 509-512, Opladen: Verlag Leske + Budrich, ISSN: 0340-2398

Increased agricultural production and the disappearance of pandemics as a result of developing social-hygienic and biological processes led to a mortality decline in Germany between 1700 and 1750. "Pretransitional" population growth had a major stimulating impact on the success of the industrial revolution, and hence also on the start and the particularities of the course taken by demographic transition in Germany before subsequent industrial development in Germany created its own dynamics in demographic terms.

* Original title: Sterblichkeitsrückgang im 18. Jahrhundert in Deutschland – Bestandteil, Voraussetzung oder Vorläufer der demographischen Transition? (full text in German only)

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