Block 5: 11:00-12:30

Block 5: 11:00-12:30


25 Fertility changes during the 19th and 20th centuries (1)

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Francesco Scalone

Early and late 20th century declines in childbearing: a comparison of France and the US

Martha Bailey and Sandra Brée

The evolution of mean paternal age in a long perspective. Are today’s fathers really older than back in the days?

Kai P. Willführ and Sebastian Klüsener

The appearance of a two-child family norm in Europe: a comparative study of Switzerland and Ukraine, 1955-1975

Yuliya Hilevych and Caroline Rusterholz


26 Marriage behaviour: hills and mountains

Lemaire Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Hilde Sommerseth

Aspects of Transylvanian marriages in the second half of 19th century based on a historical population database from Transylvania

Luminiţa Dumănescu, Oana Sorescu-Iudean and Ioan Bolovan

Religion and marriage age in late 19th to early 20th century urban Russia (case study of Ekaterinburg)

Elena Glavatskaya and Julia Borovik

Marrying with affines in the 19th century. Findings from the Barcelona historical marriage database

Anna M. Cabré and Joana M. Pujadas-Mora

Age at marriage in Norway during the long 19th century

Gunnar Thorvaldsen


27 The spatial dimension in mortality analysis

Sint Barbara Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Sören Edvinsson

Spatial disparities at death. Age-, sex- and cause-specific mortality in the Belgian districts at the turn of the 20th century

Tina Van Rossem, Patrick Deboosere and Isabelle Devos

Mortality in 19th century Venice:  a spatial and epidemiological analysis 

Cristina Munno and Renzo Derosas

Determinants of Influenza Mortality Trends: Early-life exposure to influenza and age-period-cohort analysis of influenza mortality in U.S. 1959-2012.

Enrique Acosta, Matthew S. Miller, Stacey A. Hallman, Robert Bourbeau, D. Ann Herring, Kris Inwood, Lisa Dillon, David J. Earn, Joaquin Madrenas, Alain Gagnon.


28 Godparenthood practices and spiritual relations from the Middle Ages to today

Bisschopskamer in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Guido Alfani

Uses and functions of godparenthood in lower-Languedoc (13th-15th c.)

Lucie Laumonier

The impact of godparenthood on the familiar strategies of the region of Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca, Spain) in the 18th and 19th centuries

Pamela Rubio Velasco


29 Infant and child mortality (2)

H. Geesttafel Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Alice Reid

Social differences in fertility and child mortality in the late 19th century: insights from the 1880 census

Barbara A. Revuelta-Eugercios and Anne Løkke

First signs of transition. The parallel decline of early baptism and early mortality in the province of Padua (North East Italy) 1816-1870

Alessandra Minello, Gianpiero Dalla-Zuanna and Guido Alfani

Child mortality responses to economic and environmental stress: evidence from Southern Sweden, 1813-1914

Edward Morgan

Urban sanitation and infant mortality: sewerage coverage and health improvement in the city of Madrid in the early 20th century

Yolanda Casado Ruiz and Diego Ramiro Fariñas

The geography of early childhood mortality in England and Wales, 1851-1911

Hannaliis Jaadla and Alice Reid


30 Kinship, family and household (1)

Sint Anna Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Georg Fertig

Sibling differences in marriage timing and reproduction. Western Hungary, 1820-1945

Levente Pakot

Operationalizing kin availability and kin networks across censuses and parish registers, 19th and early 20th century Quebec and Utah

Lisa Dillon, Alain Gagnon, Hélène Vézina, Ken Smith and Heidi Hanson

Latent family effects: evidence from 150 years of administrative data

Jørgen Modalsli

Sibship size and the biological standard of living in the 19th century: evidence from industrial Catalonia

Ramon Ramon-Muñoz and Josep-Maria Ramon-Muñoz