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 (Annals of Historical Demography). Preprint available online through SocArXiv @
  • T. Riswick, ‘Enriching the HSN with individual causes of death: A database for a life-course analysis of victims and survivors’, Historical Life Course Studies.

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’. Planned for Human Nature.
  • 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.
  • K. Buzasi, S. Muurling & T. Riswick, Comparing cholera and smallpox epidemics in nineteenth century Amsterdam. Planned for Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis.
  • T. Riswick, ‘A life-course approach to inequality in cause-specific infant and child mortality in Amsterdam, 1856–1925’.