The contributions of youth to the changing demographic regimes in industrializing Montreal, 1840-1900

Danielle Gauvreau, Université Concordia
Patricia Thornton, Concordia University

Using a variety of sources (parish registers, census data, tax rolls, etc), the poster aims at describing the demographic regimes that prevailed in industrializing Montreal (Canada) in the second half of the nineteenth century. More specifically, we seek to address the culturally differentiated nature of these regimes and to unveil the specific role of youth in giving an impetus to the changes. These findings and the multifaceted approach that leads to them can fruitfully be contrasted with more contemporary work on the differentiated role of youth in regions of the developing world.

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Presented in Poster Session 2