Welfare and demography in the time of Malthus. Regional and local variations in poor relief and population developments in Flanders, c. 1750-1810

Isabelle Devos, Thijs Lambrecht, Anne Winter

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Abstract

Flanders represents a particularly interesting region for research that aims to investigate the development of socio-economic inequalities at the local and regional level. The relationship between and effects of structural socio-economic characteristics on the one hand and micro-level variations on the other hand remain unclear. The data collected by the STREAM project (streamproject.ugent.be) together with its tailored geographical information system (GIS) allow us to explore these relationships for the rural parishes of early modern Flanders. In this chapter we examine spatial patterns in poor relief and demographic behaviour and how these were interrelated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDisuguaglianza economica nelle società preindustriali: cause ed effetti / Economic inequality in pre-industrial societies: causes and effect
EditorsGiampiero Nigro
Place of PublicationFirenze
PublisherFirenze University Press
Pages327-350
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-5518-053-5, 978-88-5518-054-2
ISBN (Print)978-88-5518-052-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameDatini Studies in Economic History
PublisherFirenze University Press

Keywords

  • Social inequality
  • Economic History
  • Low Countries
  • Flanders
  • Pre-industrial Europe
  • social welfare
  • historical demography

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