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Project

Understanding long-run demographic and economic change in the Low Countries: towards a comprehensive database for early modern parish registers

What caused the birth of modern economic growth? Historians and economists increasingly refer to the demographic behaviour of households in the past to explain big questions. This project contributes to major debates in economic and social history by creating a comprehensive database of early modern parish registers. It provides the necessary empirical foundations to analyse demographic and economic change in the pre-industrial Low Countries.
Date:1 Jan 2012  →  31 Dec 2012
Keywords:EARLY MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY, DEMOGRAFIC CHANGE
Disciplines:Economic history, History