Demographic Trends in the District of Smederevo: 1846–1866

Delić, Nino (2018) Demographic Trends in the District of Smederevo: 1846–1866. Synaxa – Matica Srpska International Journal for Social Sciences, Arts and Culture 2–3 (1–2/2018). pp. 105-113. ISSN 2619-9998

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Summary data in the statistical examination of births and deaths in the district of Smederevo in the period from 1846–1866, collected by the Serbian Orthodox Church and submitted to government institutions, reveal a typical model of a late pre–transition phase, or a very early demographic transition. Calculated birth and death rates are very high, with repeated significant oscillations. The “Malthusian scissors” seem to appear between 1854 and 1859, and after 1862. The overall population growth of nearly 50% between 1846 and 1866 seems to be mostly the result of natural growth. Still, comparing the total number of births and deaths with overall population growth, an estimated 9% of the district`s total population in 1866 appears not to have been originally born there

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID – 322560775
Uncontrolled Keywords: birth rates, death rates, demography, immigration, Smederevo district, Principality of Serbia, 19th century
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 11:43
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2023 14:11

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