december 2018 archive

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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Lectures at TamKang University

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give some lectures on child mortality in the Netherlands and Taiwan (1860-1940) for students who took courses at the Department of History, TamKang University.

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