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Cheap borrowing saves lives: how falling interest rates expedited Britain’s mortality decline
High borrowing costs hindered town investment in sanitation infrastructure in nineteenth-century England slowing Britain’s mortality decline.
Jonathan Chapman - December 17, 2023
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Seasonality and early childhood mortality in the Netherlands, 1812-1912
In 19th century Netherlands, early childhood mortality strongly increased in the summer and during heat waves and cold spells.
Peter Ekamper - December 3, 2023
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Urban mortality in Greece, 1860–1940
This post examines the patterns of mortality decline in the Greek urban centre of Hermoupolis and the pathways facilitating such decline.
Michail Raftakis - November 12, 2023
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Research note: The legacy of colonial medicine in Central Africa
Summary of the work of Lowes and Montero (2021) showing the lasting impact of colonial medical campaigns on current trust in medicine.
Romy van den Pol - October 22, 2023
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Where money does not flow: Finance and the diffusion of the Dutch sanitary revolution,
What drove the Dutch sanitary revolution? I draw on contemporary newspapers to argue that financial difficulties played a key role.
Helmi Moret - October 1, 2023
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The industrial revolution and the origins of modern sanitation
The industrial revolution was necessary to trigger investments in sanitary infrastructures, but not sufficient: better medicine and politics were essential.
Daniel Gallardo Albarrán - September 10, 2023
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The health costs of 19th-century industrialization were enormous in England, and the Parliament could have done more to prevent them.

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"Cheap borrowing saves lives"

Read more in our latest article by Chapman (@Unibo) about how falling interest rates expedited Britain’s mortality decline!



#Econhist #Publichealth

Lovell (@queensu): “Post-contact depopulation in the New World resulted from the introduction of epidemic diseases to which Indigenous peoples were defenseless.”

Check the full article at: https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/epidemic-disease-and-indigenous-survival-in-colonial-latin-america

#econhist #demography #colonialism #epidemics

Antman @CUBoulder: “High and low water quality parishes see a decline in deaths after the adoption of tea, and the decline in deaths is larger in lower water quality parishes”🫖

Read more at: https://lrhmatters.com/drivers-of-health/tea-drinking-curbed-mortality-rates-in-england

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ICYMI: Did you know that seasonal changes had a significant impact on childhood mortality rates in the Netherlands?

Learn more in our latest post by Ekamper, who uses new microdata on the mortality and background characteristics of children.

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