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Fewer Men, More Babies: Sex, Family, and Fertility in Haiti (Hardback)
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Fewer Men, More Babies: Sex, Family, and Fertility in Haiti (Hardback)

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Hardback 290 Pages / Published: 16/07/2009
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Based on original ethnographic research conducted in rural Haiti, Timothy T. Schwartz offers an explanation for a demographic paradox that some of the most prominent sociologists and demographers of the twentieth century noted but were never able to explain: among impoverished small farmers_when more men are absent due to male wage migration_why do the women remaining behind give birth to more, not fewer, babies?

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739128671
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 243 x 162 x 27 mm


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Schwartz challenges prevailing wisdom in the field of demography with a strong set of data. He shows the relationship between marriage, family, fertility, agriculture, and emigration in rural Haiti. He relates beliefs with behavior and opportunities and strategies for living. In the process he makes much sense of rural Haitian life and shows how the Haitian pattern he outlines can be seen in other islands of the Caribbean too. -- Bill Wedenoja, Missouri State University
Rich, sophisticated, authentic, provocative, the work of a genuine anthropologist. -- Robert Lawless, Wichita State University

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