Economist, moralist, and pioneer of the family movement in Belgium; b. Namur, Belgium, May 24, 1875; d. Louvain, Belgium, Jan. 21, 1955. Fallon entered the Society of Jesus in 1892 and was ordained in 1907. He studied political and social sciences at the Universities of Louvain, Berlin, and Munich from 1909 to 1914 and received a doctorate in political and social sciences in 1913. His thesis, "La Plus-value et l'impôt," received a special award from the Belgian government and the University of Louvain. He taught moral philosophy and economics (1909–43) at the Jesuit college, Louvain, and social economics (1922–49) at the Institut Technique Supérieur Zénobe Gramme, Liège. His Principes d' économie sociale ran to seven editions and was translated into Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and English.
Fallon served as chaplain to Belgian forces, from 1914 to 1918 and from 1939 to 1940. With Colonel Lemercier and a few others, he founded (1921) Ligue des Familles Nombreuses and remained its effectual leader until his death. He promoted demographic studies in Belgium and participated in founding the International Population Union in 1928. Among his works are: Les Allocations familiales en Belgique (Louvain 1926, translated into Dutch), La Population belge et son avenir (Bruxelles 1934), La Sécurité sociale et les allocations familiales (Bruxelles 1945), Les Deux régimes d'allocations familiales (Bruxelles 1952).
[c. r. mertens]
"Fallon, Valère." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/fallon-valere
"Fallon, Valère." New Catholic Encyclopedia. . Retrieved February 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/fallon-valere
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.