Przeszłość Demograficzna Polski (Jan 2020)

The Issue of Infant Mortality in Polish Historical Research

  • Dawid Dziuba

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 42


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The article presents infant mortality in Polish historical research and points towards more important works focusing on the above issue. The author analyses approximately seventy academic works in order to answer the fundamental question as to what extent they deal with the issue of deaths in children under the age of one. The research shows that, in particular groups of research papers, infant mortality is most often presented in a general and formulaic manner. A dozen or so papers present this problem as a side issue in their research and only a few Polish studies have infant mortality as their main issue and discuss it in a multi-faceted and broader context.