Block 6: 14:00-15:30

Block 6: 14:00-15:30


31 Birth control and birth outcome

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Simon Szreter

Pay the midwife! The cost of at-home delivery in 19th century rural Flanders

Christa Matthys

Abortion in the ghetto (Venice, 18th century): norm or exception, spontaneous or induced?

Giovannie Favero, Marc Klemp and Francesco Cinnirella

Whatever happened to Limbo? A social and demographic exploration for 20th century Ireland

Liam Kennedy


32 A spatiotemporal research infrastructure (STREAM) for early modern Flanders and Brabant

Lemaire Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Erik Buyst

STREAM: sources, data and methods

Sofie De Veirman, Ruben Demey, Sven Vrielinck, Torsten Wiedemann, Philippe De Maeyer, Erik Thoen, Thijs Lambrecht, Isabelle Devos, Glenn Plettinck and Anne Winter

Welfare and demography in the time of Malthus: exploring local variations in poor relief and demographic behaviour in the Southern Low Countries, 1750-1815

Thijs Lambrecht and Anne Winter

Persistence and transition: municipal migration levels in the provinces of Flanders and Antwerp, 1796-1846

Nick Deschacht and Anne Winter

From national to local. Trajectories of mortality across Belgium since the 17th century

Isabelle Devos, Patrick Deboosere and Tina Van Rossem


33 Illness, mortality and health transitions

Sint Barbara Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Frans van Poppel

The geography of smallpox in Britain in the pre-vaccination era

Romola Davenport

Differences in health. Sickness among men and women in Sweden 1884-1950

Helene Castenbrandt, Barbara Ana Revuelta Eugercios and Kjell Torén

Early-life conditions and dementia in late life: evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in Germany

Sebastian Klüsener and Gabriele Doblhammer


34 Internal and international migrations

Bisschopskamer in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Hilde Greefs 

Everyday mobility as a demographic process: evidence from life writing in Britain c. 1840-1940

Colin Pooley

The importance of London, 1851-1911: using the individual-level census data to reconstruct lifetime migration paths

Joseph Day and Kevin Schürer

Marriage and migration. The development of the Dutch marriage pattern and the impact of migration (1600-1900)

Charlotte Störmer, Corry Gellatly, Anita Boele and Tine de Moor

The mobility of sedentary populations (Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris. 18th-19th centuries)

Fabrice Boudjaaba


35 Multigenerational studies in historical demography 

H. Geesttafel Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Matteo Manfredini

Social mobility through family names: five centuries of evidence in the Barcelona area (1451-1830)

Joan-Pau Jordà, Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora and Gregory Clark

Social mobility and mortality in southern Sweden (1813-1910)

Paolo Emilio Cardone, Joan Pau Jordà and Chiara Sanna

Socio-economic status (SES) and the city

Björn Eriksson and Joseph Molitoris

Number of descendants and their educational outcomes. A prospective analysis of multigenerational demographic and socioeconomic stratification in Northern Sweden in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries

Martin Kolk and Martin Hällsten

Social mobility among Christian Africans: evidence from Ugandan marriage registers, 1895-2011

Felix P. Meier zu Selhausen, Marco H.D. van Leeuwen and Jacob L. Weisdorf


36 Kinship, family and household (2)

Sint Anna Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant:  Oana Sorescu-Iudean

House and family: two different Western-European rural models. Westphalia (North-western Germany) and Groningen (North-Netherlands), 1780-1850

Christine Fertig and Richard Paping

Household hierarchy and household division in Northeast China, 1789-1909

Xiangning Li

Comparative analysis of household structures and life cycles of peasants and merchants in Moscow and its outskirts on the eve of demographic transition

Alexandre Avdeev and Irina Troitskaia