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Local Population Studies Journal

Local Population Studies Journal was first published in 1968, and has two issues a year. Subscription to Local Population Studies is included in membership of the LPSS. To join, please see the Society page. For details of submitting articles to LPS see the Journal Submissions page.

Accessing Local Population Studies online:

Recent issues of the journal can be downloaded by subscribers at the Ingenta Connect website ( You will need to register your details with Ingenta to get access to these issues, and they will then check your membership status with LPSS. Please read this document for more detailed instructions on how to access the current journal issues online.

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The Society has made older issues of the Journal freely available on this website. Just click on the numbered links on the left hand menu. Alternatively, there is an author index for issues 1-60. The Back Issues page gives details of how to order paper copies of the journal.

The current issue of Local Population Studies:

Cover of LPS99 Local Population Studies Number 99 (Autumn 2017): The New Poor Law: Regional and Local Perspectives

Contents include:
Steven King, Thinking and Rethinking the New Poor Law
Karen Rothery, 'Who Do They Think They Are?' An Analysis of the Boards of Guardians in Hertfordshire
Peter Jones, The New Poor Laws in Scotland, England and Wales: Comparative Perspectives
Alistair Ritch, New Poor Law Medical Care in the Local Health Economy
Cara Dobbing, The Circulation of Pauper Lunatics and the Transitory Nature of Mental Health Provision in Late Nineteenth Century Cumberland and Westmorland
Simon A. Gallaher, Children and Families in the Workhouse Populations of the Antrim, Ballymena, and Ballymoney Poor Law Unions in the Mid Nineteenth Century
Regular features: Correspondence, Review of Periodical Literature

Recent issues

Cover of LPS98 Local Population Studies Number 98 (Spring 2017)

Contents include:
Rosemary Leadbeater, Smallpox in Oxfordshire, 1700–99, and the Implications of Familial Transmission Routes
Tom Heritage, The Living Arrangements of Older people in the 1851 and 1891 Census Enumerators' Books for Hertfordshire
H. M. Mac Boot, Using Census Returns and the Own-Children Method to Measure Marital Fertility in Rawtenstall, 1851–1901
F. Keith Geary, Population Movements in a Warwickshire Village 1841–1891: Bidford-on-Avon
Crichton Smith, Nick Parr, Nikola Balnave, Lucy Taksa, Making New South Wales Religion, Education and Population Statistics Accessible
Regular features: Book Reviews

Local Population Studies Number 97 (Autumn 2016)

Contents include:
Marc Tremblay, Urban English and Scottish Ancestors in the Regional Populations of the Province of Quebec (Canada)
Sarah Rose Taylor, The Distribution of Scottish Settlements in Ontario, 1871-1901
Grant Masom, Not fit for Humans? Social and Economic Change in Slough 1919–1951
Review of recent periodical literature

Cover of LPS96 Local Population Studies Number 96 (Spring 2016)

Contents include:
Margaret Bolton, The Experience of Plague in East Kent, 1636-38
Romola Davenport, Urban Family Reconstitution—A Worked Example
Peter Jolly, A Study of Bigamists in Pre-Victorian London
Research in Progress: Mark Hailwood, Jane Whittle, Women's Work in Rural England, 1500–1700: A New Methodological Approach
Samantha A. Shave, The Carnegie Dietary Survey of Interwar Britain
Regular features: Book Reviews

Local Population Studies Number 95 (Autumn 2015)

Contents include:
Lyn Boothman, Studying the Stayers: the Stable Population of Long Melford, Suffolk, over Two Hundred Years
Robert J. Bennett, Gill Newton, Employers and the 1881 Population Census of England and Wales
Robert Tierney, Kevin Parton, 'From These Youth Has Gone': Population Decline in the Lachlan Region of New South Wales, 1920–1947
Brian Parker, Marriages at Woodstock Following the 1653 Marriage Act
Review of recent periodical literature

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Cover of LPS94 Local Population Studies Number 94 (Spring 2015)

Contents include:
Julia Allison, Maternal Mortality in Six East Anglian Parishes, 1539-1619
Jeremy Boulton, Romola Davenport, Few Deaths before Baptism: Clerical Policy, Private Baptism and the Registration of Births in Georgian Westminster: a Paradox Resolved
Andrew Hinde, Victoria Fairhurst, Why was Infant Mortality so High in Eastern England in the mid Nineteenth Century?
Research Notes: Brian Parker, Marriage Horizons at Woodstock, a Revised Approach
Samantha A. Shave, The Carnegie Dietary Survey of Interwar Britain
Regular features: Book Reviews

Local Population Studies Number 93 (Autumn 2014)

Contents include:
James P Bowen, Cottage and Squatter Settlement and Encroachment on Common Waste in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centries: Some Evidence form Shropshire
Lewis Darwen, Workhouse Populations of the Preston Union, 1841-61
John Wilmot, 'Indeed a Health Resort'? Mortality at the Leamington Provident Dispensary, 1869-1913
Sources and methods: Chris Galley and Alice Reid, Maternal Mortality Review of recent periodical literature

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Cover of LPS92 Local Population Studies Number 92 (Spring 2014)

Contents include:
Heather Falvey, Assessing an Early Modern Fenland Population: Whittlesey (Cambridgeshire)
Colin G Pooley, Migrants and the Media in Nineteenth-century Liverpool
Ron Johnston, Michael Poulsen and James Forrest, London's Chanaging Ethnic Landscape, 2001-2011: A Cartographic Exploration
Research Notes: Graham Butler, Yet Another Inquiry into the Trust-worthiness of the Eighteenth-century Bills of Mortality: the Newcastle and Gateshed Bills, 1736-1840
Regular features: Book Reviews

Local Population Studies Number 91 (Autumn 2013)

Contents include:
Caroline Verney with Janet Few, Is blood thicker than water? Farm servants and the family in nineteenth-century north Devon
Samantha Williams, Unmarried mothers and the new poor law in Hertfordshire
Audrey Perkyns, Occupation patterns in six Kentish parishes 1841-81
Research Notes: Michael Saxby, Marriage horizons in Surrey and Nottinghamshire
Research Notes: Jonathan Healey, Grain trading, law and the moral economy of dearth: some evidence from the Elizabethan Lake District
Regular features: Review of recent periodical literature.

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Cover of LPS90 Local Population Studies Number 90 (Spring 2013)

Contents include:
Colin G Pooley, The influence of locality on migration: a comparative study of Britain and Sweden in the nineteenth century
Jonathan Healey, The landholding structure of a northern manor: Troutbeck, c. 1250-1800
Robert Gant, Railway villages in south east Monmouthshire 1850-1965: a community perspective
Regular features: News from the universities, book reviews.

Local Population Studies Number 89 (Autumn 2012)

Contents include:
Sara Horrell and Deborah Oxley, Hasty pudding versus tasty bread: regional variations in diet and nutrition during the Industrial Revolution
Marion Hardy, The Newfoundland trade and Devonian migration c. 1600-1850
Dilece Connor and Andrew Hinde, Mortality in town and countryside in early modern England
Research notes: Ross McDermott, Burial location in the parish of Earls Colne, 1550-1830
Research notes: Christine Jones, The last population of Samson
Electronic resources for local population studies: Sue Hawkins, The Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project: a unique online resource for historians of child health
Review of recent periodical literature

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Cover of LPS88 Local Population Studies Number 88 (Spring 2012)

Contents include:
Rebecca Oakes, Adolescent mortality at Winchester College, 1393-1540: new evidence for medieval mortality and methodological considerations for historical demography
John Hall, From cottage to community hospitals: Watlington Cottage Hospital and its regional context, 1874-2000
Cathy Day, Geographical mobility in Wiltshire, 1754-1914
Debates in population history: Peter Razzell, Living same-name siblings and English historical demography: a commentary
Debates in population history: Chris Galley, Eilidh Garrett, Ros Davies, and Alice Reid, Living same-name siblings and English historical demography: a final comment
Research note: Stuart Basten, Traffic in corpses: further evidence from late-Georgian north-east England
Regular features: News from the universities, book reviews.

Last updated 2017

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