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Death at the opposite ends of the Eurasian continent Mortality trends in Taiwan and the Netherlands by Theo Engelen
  

Death at the opposite ends of the Eurasian continent Mortality trends in Taiwan and the Netherlands

Part of the Life at the Extremes Series

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Death at the opposite ends of the Eurasian continent Mortality trends in Taiwan and the Netherlands by Theo Engelen

Historical demographers since Malthus have characterized the West-European and Chinese demographic regimes as systems under low and high pressure, respectively. This volume examines the operation of the positive check at the two ends of the Eurasian continent by taking the Netherlands and Taiwan as representatives of the West-European and Chinese mortality regimes. Are these cases as different as the low and high pressure contrast implies? The volume opens with a cluster of chapters dealing with long term trends in mortality and the accompanying changes in causes of death (Chapters 1 through 4 ). Both Taiwan and the Netherlands witnessed steady improvements in public health, disease prevention, medical care, and living conditions in the periods described; these trends are discussed in Chapters 5 though 8. The third cluster of chapters analyzes the factors affecting maternal and infant mortality (Chapters 9 through 12). Finally, in Chapter 13, the accuracy of Taiwan's censuses and death reporting is assessed.

About the Author

Theo Engelen is professor of historical demography at Radboud University Nijmegen.|Yang Wen-Shan is programme director of historical demography at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.|John R. Shepherd is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Virginia.

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Book Info

Publication date

18th March 2011

Author

Theo Engelen

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Publisher

Aksant Academic Publishers an imprint of Amsterdam University Press

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Population & demography

ISBN

9789052603797

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