Block 7: 9:00-10:30

Block 7: 9:00-10:30


37 The relevance of contemporary perspectives for historical demography

Willem Van Croy Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Jan Van Bavel

Could the use of behaviour genetics improve historical demography?

Daniel Courgeau

The duration of ontogenesis

Giambattista Salinari, Danilo Delpini, and Marco Breschi

The demographic meaning of a new measure of general mortality with incomplete data: the d-index

Gianpiero Dalla-Zuanna, Irene Barbiera and Maria Castiglioni

Applications of probabilistic sensitivity analysis and agent-based models to historical demography

Wim De Mulder, André Grow, Geert Molenberghs and Geert Verbeke


38 Vulnerable groups

Lemaire Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Lisa Dillon

Sinners or victims? The characteristics of unwed mothers who abandoned their children in the foundling hospital of Toledo (1900-1930)

Noelia M. Martín-Espinosa

Social behaviour, religiosity and testamentary practices in 18th century Moldavia

Elena Bedreag

Estimating poverty  through occupations (area of Barcelona, 1715-1860)

Gabriel Brea, Miquel VallsFígols, Joana Maria PujadasMora and Anna Cabré

Trajectories after widowhood. Life-course pathways of widows and widowers in the Netherlands, 1873-1934

Adriana Santacroce, Ewout Depauw and Mariska Meints

When a widow married a migrant: who was more tactical? A case study in the area of Barcelona in 16th and 17th centuries

Miquel Amengual-Bibiloni, Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora and Conchi Villar


39 Maternal and child survival and family structure-

Sint Barbara Room in Convent van Chièvres building

Chair and discussant: Luciana Quaranta

The impact of kinship on maternal mortality

Kai P. Willführ, Johannes Johow and Eckart Voland

Gender, household, socio-economy and maternal and child survival in a pre-industrial society

Beatrice Moring

Maternal mortality in 19th and early 20th century Italy

Matteo Manfredini, Marco Breschi, Alessio Fornasin, Stanislao Mazzoni, Sergio De Iasio and Alfredo Coppa

The unobserved family component in neonatal death risks: the area of Bologna, 1900–1939

Francesco Scalone, Patrizia Agati, Aurora Angeli and Annalisa Donno


40 Inferring behaviour from household budget data

Bisschopskamer in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Mikołaj Szołtysek

Inferring household behaviour from British family expenditure data, 1904-1954

Peter Scott and James Walker

Adolescents’ impact on family economy during the first decades of the 20th century and the trade-off between quantity and quality of children

Dan Bäcklund and Kristina Lilja            

Resources and behaviour. Sibship size and parental “quality”, preferences and investments in child human capital

Stefan Öberg and Christer Lundh


41 Fertility changes during the 19th and 20th centuries (2)

H. Geesttafel Room in Infirmerie building

Chair and discussant: Sandra Brée

Fertility transition in 19th-20th century Hungary: spatial and social differences at the micro-level

Péter Őri

The geography of the fertility decline in England and Wales

Alice Reid, Eilidh Garrett, Joe Day and Hannaliis Jaadla