Tag: life expectancy in the 1910s

Edwardian era Hettie's World History Women's history

Family Size and Life Expectancy in 1910

The stereotype is that people who lived in the early 20th century were ignorant of how the reproductive system works, had large families, and died entering what we would now consider middle age. In reality, this view better represents the mid-19th century, when high infant mortality rates combined with farm families needing many workers. Let’s […]

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