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Tim Riswick (1989) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Radboud Group for Historical Demography and Family History, Department of History, Radboud University Nijmegen.
He works in the project ‘Lifting the burden of disease. The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1940‘. Previously he worked on his PhD project ‘Between Rivalry and Support: The impact of sibling size and composition on Infant and Child Mortality in the Netherlands (1863-1910) and Taiwan (1906-1945).
This project focuses on child and youth mortality in Taiwan and the Netherlands, and the influence siblings on mortality outcomes. Moreover, it also investigates if family systems, and regional variations of family systems, play an important role in the observed mortality regimes in Taiwan and the Netherlands.