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Welfare and demography in the time of Malthus. Regional and local variations in poor relief and population developments in Flanders, c. 1750-1810

  • Isabelle Devos
  • Thijs Lambrecht
  • Anne Winter

Flanders represents a particularly interesting region for research that aims to investigate the development of socio-economic inequalities at the local and regional level. The relationship between and effects of structural socio-economic characteristics on the one hand and micro-level variations on the other hand remain unclear. The data collected by the STREAM project (streamproject.ugent.be) together with its tailored geographical information system (GIS) allow us to explore these relationships for the rural parishes of early modern Flanders. In this chapter we examine spatial patterns in poor relief and demographic behaviour and how these were interrelated.

  • Keywords:
  • economic inequality,
  • economic history,
  • low countries,
  • flanders,
  • pre-industrial age,
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Isabelle Devos

Ghent University, Belgium - ORCID: 0000-0002-6111-711X

Thijs Lambrecht

Ghent University, Belgium - ORCID: 0000-0001-5587-5128

Anne Winter

VUB, Free University of Brussels, Belgium - ORCID: 0000-0002-9139-8282

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Welfare and demography in the time of Malthus. Regional and local variations in poor relief and population developments in Flanders, c. 1750-1810

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Isabelle Devos, Thijs Lambrecht, Anne Winter

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10.36253/978-88-5518-053-5.22

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Disuguaglianza economica nelle società preindustriali: cause ed effetti / Economic inequality in pre-industrial societies: causes and effect

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