From today until August I will teach some courses in economic and social history at the University of Groningen.
More than 40 young (historical) demographers participated by giving oral and poster presentations or by attending the workshops by Vlad Popovici and Petr Tureček on how to deal with historical demographic sources and databases. These teaching materials are already on- line so if you were not able to attend, you can still go through them …
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 …
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 …