Population Histories in Context: Past Achievements and Future Directions

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Date(s) - 16 September - 18 September
All day

Downing College


A conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure
There will be six themed sessions: (i) Locating the industrial revolution : population and economy, Malthus and beyond; (2) Life expectancy: levels and trends with particular reference to the mortality of large urban centres and the disappearance of the ‘urban penalty’; (3) Household formation systems and their social and economic correlates; (4) Marital fertility and celibacy before, during and after the Demographic Transition; (5) Ageing, maximum life extent and social and economic correlates; (6) The West and the Rest (two sessions)
Website and booking information:
Please send booking forms with payment to sja60@cam.ac.uk or to Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN by 1 July 2014 at the latest.
For further information please contact Richard Smith (rms30@cam.ac.uk) or Sophy Arulanantham (sja60@cam.ac.uk).