Chapter Seventeen. Demography

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Jay Winter

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch17

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Winter, J. (2010) Demography, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. Yale University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634



  • demography;
  • World War I and demographic disaster;
  • military casualties - numerically superior to civilian casualties;
  • medical care - causes of survival of armies facing casualties;
  • World War I - high-water mark in history of internal migration;
  • mobilization - feminizing civilian populations of all combatant nations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Military Participation and Military Losses

  • Civilian Health

  • Migration

  • Nuptiality and Family Life

  • Adaptations

  • Aftermaths

  • References and Further Reading