Late marriage and celibacy are discussed as means of reducing population growth in a Swiss Alpine community. These patterns are related to other institutionalized social practices, including inheritance rules and religious beliefs, especially those pertaining to birth control. Recent economic changes are then analyzed with regard to their effects upon these social practices.
Friedl, John and Ellis, Walter S.
"Celibacy, Late Marriage and Potential Mates in a Swiss Isolate,"
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol48/iss1/4