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The heads of Tambov families at the end of the 18th – in the first half of the 19th century: social and demographic aspect


The history of the family is one of the topical research areas of historical demography and social history. Based on the materials of two mass personified sources (documents on state registration of the population and “lists of city inhabitants”), with use of computer technologies the comparative analysis of social and demographic characteristics of heads of families of Tambov at the end of 18th - the first half of the 19th century has been carried out. Problems of a ratio of number and specific weight of men and women - heads of large and small families of the provincial center are investigated. The marital status of heads of families of Tambov is studied, including, questions of its fixing in the used sources are considered. Features of age characteristics of the head of the family depending on marital status, type of family and class and social group are analyzed. The conclusion is made about the continued domination of men, who accounted for the main share of heads of families in Tambov. The processes of unifying the middle age of the heads of large families by the middle of the 19th century were noted. The conducted research has allowed reveal a difference of age of heads of families of the provincial center and heads of families of villages and the district city of the province. Additional studying is demanded by source study problems of history of provincial Russian city family at the end of 18th - the first half of the 19th century.


head of the family; large family; small family; urban family; mass sources

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