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About 22% out of the 272 families discussed in this chapter are childless: most of them are type-A1 families, ten are of type-A5, and a few are extended or of indeterminate type. The highest percentage is observed among the slaves and a relatively high percentage is evident in the groups of the Deportees and the pledged people. Relatively low percentage is evident in three groups: "Land and People", the Harran Census and Royal grants. The differences between the percentages of childless families among the various groups presented do not indicate various fertility rates among these groups but other factors, mainly low motivation to reproduce in slave families, or the sale of some members of the family by the master, who keeps the others in his hands.

Keywords: childless families; Deportees; Harran census; pledged people; Royal grants; slaves



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