About

My name is Tim Riswick, a PhD Candidate at the Radboud Group for Historical Demography and Family History, Department of History, Radboud University Nijmegen. 

My research interests include life transitions (mortality, fertility, migration, marriage, social status), family history, inequality in life chances, evolutionary theories, big history, and comparative research on Asia and Western Europe in general. I am also interested in the role of historians in our society and the public debate. Moreover, I always like to try to promote and encourage young professionals, which is also the main reason for chairing the Association for Young Historical Demographers.

On this website you can find my academic work, my voluntary work in Museum de Kantfabriek and all other ideas and subjects I would like to share with the world.

Visiting scholar Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica

From today until 19 December I will be a visiting scholar at the Program for Historical Demography. During this period I will present the latest results of my PhD-project and continue my research on the impact of sibship size and composition on infant and child mortality in Taiwan, 1906-1945. 

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Publication

Today the first article of my PhD-thesis is published in the international dubbel blind peer-reviewed journal The History of the Family: An International Quarterly. Below you can find the full reference and download link.  T. Riswick, ‘Testing the Conditional Resource Dilution Hypothesis: The Impact of Sibship Size and Composition on Infant and Child Mortality in the Netherlands, 1863-1910‘. The …

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