People

People


The number of people living in Funen's rural areas doubled during the 19th century. A declining mortality rate combined with a continuing high birth rate greatly increased the population pressure on the countryside. This trend resulted in extensive migration. Many emigrated from rural to urban areas where industrialization had generated a great need for labour. Others chose to leave Denmark entirely: almost 20,000 Funen residents emigrated to America.

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Marriage

Children

Population development

Standard of living

Mortality

Portrait of a married couple, Maren and Anders Rasmussen. Anders Rasmussen was a weaver. C. 1880.
 
 

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