Tim Riswick

Working Papers


  • T. Riswick & X.C. Lin, ‘Causes of Child Adoption in Taiwan, 1906-1940: The Importance of Gender, Household Composition and Variation over Time and Place’. For a special issue on adoption and fosterage of Annales de Démographie Historique (2021) 2. Preprint available online through SocArXiv @

Work in progress

  • T. Riswick, ‘Servant slaves or adopted daughters? Marriage, fertility and mortality among cabokan in Taiwan, 1906-1945’.
  • T. Riswick, ‘The consequences of infant adoption on child mortality in Taiwan, 1906-1940: A closer investigation of the impact of household composition and regional context’. Preprint available online through SocArXiv @
  • X.C. Lin, T. Riswick & J. Kok, ‘Testing the grandmother hypothesis across space and time: Infant and Child Mortality in Taiwan and the Netherlands, 1863-1945’.
  • A. Janssens & T. Riswick, ‘What was killing babies in Amsterdam? A study of infant mortality patterns using individual level cause-of-death data, 1856-1904’. Planned for a special issue in Historical Life Course Studies 2021.
  • S. Muurling, T. Riswick & K. Buzasi, The last Dutch smallpox epidemic: Infectious disease and social inequalities in Amsterdam, 1870-1872. Preprint available online through SocArXiv @
  • T. Riswick, ‘A life-course approach to inequality in cause-specific infant and child mortality in Amsterdam, 1856–1925’.
  • N. Diepgrond & T. Riswick, ‘From Sick Bed to Death Bed? Morbidity and Mortality in the Amsterdam Hospital in 1856-1896’