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Migrations et transmissions inter-générationnelles dans la France du XIXe et du debut du XXe siècle


  • Bourdieu, J.
  • Postel-Vinay, G.
  • Rosental, P.A.
  • Suwa-Eisenmann, A.


This paper questions the traditional homeostatic model by focusing on the role of family dynamics on the scope and nature of migrations. By using genealogical data, which draw on the demographic, social, and economic situations of fourty-four French families, linked to local data, we show that mobility and wealth cannot be explained at the individual level. The interplay between individual trajectories, family network and local amenities in migration decisions must be reconsidered. We shed new light on the meaning and quantitative magnitude of local mobility on nineteenth century families' destinies.

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  • Bourdieu, J. & Postel-Vinay, G. & Rosental, P.A. & Suwa-Eisenmann, A., 2000. "Migrations et transmissions inter-générationnelles dans la France du XIXe et du debut du XXe siècle," DELTA Working Papers 2000-03, DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure).
  • Handle: RePEc:del:abcdef:2000-03

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    1. Natalia Mora Sitja, 2002. "Labour and Wages in Pre-Industrial Catalonia," Economics Series Working Papers 2002-W45, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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    3. Mònica Bosch, 2010. "Movilidad y herencia de los masovers catalanes. La familia Culubret, siglos XVII-XIX," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 52, pages 45-74, december.

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    JEL classification:

    • N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration


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