The future of historical demography

Upside down and inside out

This volume aims to provide inspiration for the future of historical demography. Prominent scholars were invited to ect critically on where the discipline 'Read more…


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  • Publisher: ACCO Uitgeverij
  • Published: September 21, 2016
  • Book - Softcover
  • Edition 1
  • Pages: 264
  • ISBN: 9789462927223

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About the author

Koen Matthijs is full professor of Sociology and Demography at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is head of the research group Family and Population Studies, in which he unifies historical demographic research on long-term, sociodemographic trends with contemporary sociological studies on current family structures and processes. He published widely on marriage, divorce and family forms. He is editor-in-chief of Historical Life Course Studies and a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

Saskia Hin is a researcher at the Family and Population Studies research group, University of Leuven (Belgium). She published on demographic phenomena in the Greco-Roman world. Currently, she studies the impact of World War I on marriage behaviour. She is interested in how quality of life and demographic patterns are affected by diverging contexts, and in how humans respond to these.

Jan Kok holds the Chair of Economic, Social and Demographic History at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). His research revolves around historical life courses, mostly derived from the Historical Sample of the Netherlands. He is particularly interested in pre- and extramarital sexuality, migration, family formation, and households. He is also (co-)editor-in-chief of The History of the Family. An International Quarterly.

Hideko Matsuo works at the Family and Population Studies research group at the University of Leuven (Belgium). She is a senior researcher at the interdisciplinary research project on New approaches to the social dynamics of long-term fertility change. Her research interests are partnership and family formation behaviour, international and intergenerational dynamics of life courses, data quality, and survey methods.

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