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Differential Infant and Child Mortality in Three Dutch Regions, 1812-1909

New micro-level data have recently become available for three provinces of The Netherlands for the period 1812-1912, which allow the study of the evolution of socio-economic differentials in infant and childhood mortality. The authors found significant differences in the levels of infant... Full description

1st Person: van Poppel, Frans
Additional Persons: Jonker, Marianne verfasserin; Mandemakers, Kees verfasserin
Source: in The economic history review Vol. 58, No. 2 (2005), p. 272-309
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2005
Keywords: research-article
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Summary: New micro-level data have recently become available for three provinces of The Netherlands for the period 1812-1912, which allow the study of the evolution of socio-economic differentials in infant and childhood mortality. The authors found significant differences in the levels of infant mortality by social group between the three provinces, and a wide variety in the pattern of social inequality. This showed the importance of the regional environment for the level of infant mortality in the nineteenth century. Contrary to expectations, strong social differences were also observed in neonatal mortality. Being born in an urban environment did not have a strong effect on survival during the first year of birth.
Item Description: Copyright: Copyright 2005 Economic History Society
Physical Description: Online-Ressource
ISSN: 1468-0289

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