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.

Last day in Taiwan

Today was the last day in Taiwan, after a very useful stay to analyze new data from my PhD project on the impact of sibling size and compostion on child mortality during the colonial period in Taiwan. I used it to read some books and reflect on my findings from the mountains with a nice …

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Special section in The History of the Family on Siblings and Life Transitions published

Yesterday the special section ‘Siblings and Life Transitions‘ of which I (together with Theo Engelen) was a guest editor for The History of the Family was published. This also includes the introduction I wrote about future of studying sibling effects. T. Riswick & T. Engelen, ‘Siblings and Life Transitions: Investigating the Resource Dilution Hypothesis across Historical Contexts and Outcomes‘. The History of …

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