Marriage Patterns, Household Formation and Economic Development


Conference: Marriage Patterns, Household Formation and Economic Development

Wednesday October 6th, 2010
Arrival 19:00 Dinner at Restaurant Soms, Biltstraat 47 (meet on Drift)

Thursday October 7th, 2010
Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21

9:00-12:30 First session
Chair: Jan Luiten van Zanden

09:00 – General Introduction by Tine De Moor
09:15 – Theo Engelen and Paul Puschmann: How unique is the Western European Marriage Pattern? - A Comparison of Historical Europe and the Contemporary Arab World
09:30 – James Foreman-Peck: The Western European Marriage Pattern and Economic Development and Tables and Figures
09:45 – Comments by Jacob Weisdorf
10:00 – General discussion
10:45 – Coffee/tea break
11:00 – Sarah Carmichael: Marriage and power: A cursory look at age at first marriage in developing countries and the variables that explain its variations
11:15 - Jennifer Olmsted: How is household formation linked to (shifting) economic conditions in the Arab World and Tables
11:30  - Comments by Jan Luiten van Zanden
11.45 -  General discussion

14:00-17.30 Second session
Chair: Ewout Frankema

14:00 – Marc Klemp and Jacob Weisdorf: The Child Quantity‐Quality Trade‐off: Evidence from the Population History of England
14:15 – Jan Luiten van Zanden: The Malthusian Intermezzo Women’s work and earnings, and human capital formation between the Late Middle Ages and the Demographic Transition of the 19th century
14.30 - Tracy Dennison: Institutions and Family Formation: Evidence from Imperial Russia
14:45 - Comments by Jan Kok
15:00 – General Discussion
15:45 – Coffee/Tea Break followed by Guided City walk (we will be walking past the hotel so participants can drop off their bags)
17:30 - End of guided walk
18:15  - Dinner at Restaurant Selamat Makan, Voorstraat 100 

Friday October 8th, 2010

Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21

9:00-12:30 Third session
Chair: Tine De Moor

09:00 – Martin Dribe, Matteo Manfredini, Michel Oris and Gilbert Ritschard: Access to Reproduction in Pre-transitional Europe: A Sequential Approach
09:15 – Péter Őri and Levente Pakot: Marriage systems and remarriage in 19th century Hungary: a comparative study
09:30 – Antti Hakkinen: Family structure, marriage patterns and the slow industrialisation of Finland
09:45 – Comments by Frans van Poppel
10:00 – General Discussion
10:45 – Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – Ineke Maas en Marco van Leeuwen: Economic development and class endogamy: a study of France over the past three centuries (pdf print of the powerpoint)
11:15 - Wilko Schroeter: The social marriage network of Europe’s ruling families from 1600-1900
11:30  - Comments by Angelique Janssens
11.45 -  General Discussion
12:30 - Lunch

14:00-17.30 Fourth Session
Chair: Maarten Prak

14:00 – Jan Kok: Digital tombos: a new source for Ceylonese family history
14:15 – Osamu Saito: Stem family formation rules and labour markets reflections on households and firms in Japan’s economic development *New Version*
14:30 – Comments by Tracy Dennison
14:45 – General Discussion
15.30 - Coffee/tea break
15.45 - Alfonso Diez Minguela: Marriage Patterns and Economic Development
16:00 – Tyler Parry: “Binding” through “Bondage”: Resistance, Cohesion, and Kinship in an Atlantic Perspective
16.15 – Comments by Mikolaj Szoltysek
16.30 – General Discussion
17.15 - End of session followed by drink and snack at the Court Hotel


Saturday October 9th, 2005
Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21

9:00-12:30 Fifth Session
Chair: To be confirmed

09:00 – Albert Esteve and Jeroen Spijker: Worldwide Household Patterns of young couples in multilevel perspective
09:15 – Bilisuma Dito: Intra Household Labour Supply, Agricultural Shocks and Women’s Bargaining Power
09:30 – Comments by Theo Engelen
09:45 – General Discussion
10:30 – Coffee/Tea Break
10:45 – Jaco Zuijderduijn: Entails in the urban economy. Long-term strategies for asset management in Antwerp and Amsterdam, 16th-18th centuries
11:00 - Beatrice Zucca: Whom is the dowry useful to? Dowries, family economy, and marriage patterns in preindustrial urban Italy (Turin, 18th century)
11:15  - Comments by Tine De Moor
11.30 -  General Discussion
12:15 – Conclusions
12:45 – Farewell Lunch


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