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Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939$
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Richard Lawton and Robert Lee

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853234357

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313837

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Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanization

Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanization

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanization
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Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939
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Robert Lee

Richard Lawton

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853234357.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the demographic characteristics of port cities in Western Europe and their role in urbanisation during the period from 1650 to 1939. The book describes the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of port-cities, and considers the hypothesis that the demographic profile of a city is a reflection of its function which suggests that different city types can be associated historically with the role of different components in urban population growth. It also discusses the urban social problems in port-cities, particularly in the port transport industry and related secondary-sector activities.

Keywords:   port-cities, demographic characteristics, Western Europe, socio-economic characteristics, urbanisation, urban population growth, port transport industry

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