Cliometrics of the Family

  • Claude Diebolt
  • Auke Rijpma
  • Sarah Carmichael
  • Selin Dilli
  • Charlotte Störmer

Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Claude Diebolt, Auke Rijpma, Sarah Carmichael, Selin Dilli, Charlotte Störmer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mikołaj Szołtysek, Radosław Poniat, Sebastian Klüsener, Siegfried Gruber
    Pages 83-119
  4. Alexandra M. de Pleijt, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Sarah Carmichael
    Pages 149-172
  5. Laura C. del Valle, Juan M. C. Larrosa
    Pages 173-195
  6. Jean-François Mignot
    Pages 333-366

About this book


This contributed volume applies cliometric methods to the study of family and households in order to derive global patterns and determine their impact on economic development. Family and households are a fundamental feature of societies and economies. They are found throughout history and are the place where key decisions on fertility, labour force participation, education, consumption are made. This is especially relevant for the position of women. The book gathers key insights from a variety of fields – economics, history, demography, anthropology, biology – to shed light on the relation between family organisation and the long-term process of economic development. 


Cliometrics Economic History Econometrics Family Households Fertility Labor force Education Consumption Evolutionary biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Diebolt
    • 1
  • Auke Rijpma
    • 2
  • Sarah Carmichael
    • 3
  • Selin Dilli
    • 4
  • Charlotte Störmer
    • 5
  1. 1.BETA/CNRSUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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