ChiaChi, Xingchen, Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, TamKang University, Taiwan, and one of the co-authors of my articles for my PhD. During her visit we could discuss our ongoing research together with Jan Kok and Theo Engelen.
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 …
On Friday 30 November I talked about my PhD-project and the future goal of organizing a seminar to discuss the future of comparative historical population studies at the Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica. The title was ‘Comparing Populations and Societies: A reflection on the series ‘Life at the Extremes: the demography of Europe and …