Working paper series

Here you will find a list of all available CGEH Working Papers published since November 2010. The CGEH Working Paper series aims to make the most recent work on a variety of economic and social historical topics by scholars from the Utrecht group of Social and Economic History available to the public. Our series also include invited or submitted contributions from colleagues and friends around the world. Working papers can be downloaded as a PDF document. To access the files use the 'Full Text' link below each separate working paper. Abstracts can be found under the link ‘Abstract’. Scholars who are considering submitting a working paper for the CGEH series should contact CGEH_workingpapers@uu.nl for more information.

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    Between Conquest and Independence: Real Wages and Demographic Change in Spanish America, 1530-1820
    Arroyo Abad, L., Davies, L. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Dec 2011
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    Growth under extractive institutions? Latin American per capita GDP in colonial times
    Arroyo Abad, Leticia and van Zanden, Jan Luiten
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    Nov 2014
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    Patterns of Manufacturing Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonization to the Present
    Austin, G., Frankema, E. and Jerven, M.
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    Jul 2015
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    Can women count? Gender and numeracy in nineteenth-century Ireland
    Blum, M., Colvin, C., McAtackney, L. and McLaughlin, E.
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    Mar 2014
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    Real estate and financial markets in England and the Low Countries, 1300-1800
    Bochove, C., Deneweth, H. and Zuijderduijn. J.
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    Jun 2013
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    Before she said ‘I do’ The impact of industrialization on unmarried women’s labour force participation 1812-1932
    Boter, C.
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    Jul 2014
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    From hardship to benefit: A critical review of the nuclear hardship theory in relation to the emergence of the European Marriage Pattern
    Bouman, A., Zuijderduijn, J. and De Moor, T.
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    Mar 2012
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    Books do not die: the price of information, Human Capital and the Black Death in the long fourteenth century
    Buringh, E.
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    Jun 2014
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    Soldiers and booze: The rise and decline of a Roman market economy in north-western Europe
    Buringh, E., van Zanden, J.L., and Bosker, M.
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    Jun 2012
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    Marriage and Power: Age at first marriage and spousal age gap in Lesser Developed Countries
    Carmichael, S.
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    Sep 2011
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    Reply to Tracy Dennison and Sheilagh Ogilvie: The European Marriage pattern and the Little Divergence
    Carmichael, S., de Pleijt, A., van Zanden, J.L. and De Moor, T.
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    Jul 2015
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    Towards an ethnographic understanding of the European Marriage Pattern: Global correlates and links with female status
    Carmichael, S.G. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Jun 2015
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    When the heart is baked, don't try to knead it: Marriage age and spousal age gap as a measure of female agency
    Carmichael, S.G., De Moor, T. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Dec 2011
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    Quantity versus Quality: Household structure, number of siblings, and educational attainment in the long nineteenth century
    Carmichael, S.G., Rijpma, A. and van der Vleuten, L.
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    Sep 2015
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    The late-medieval economic decline of ‘old’ monasteries and abbeys in Western Europe: inevitable or avoidable?
    Curtis
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    Apr 2012
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    Reconsidering the Mediterranean ‘agro-town’ model and escaping a vision of an ‘unchanging’ Italian South
    Curtis, Dan
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    Aug 2012
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    Single, safe, and sorry? An analysis of the motivations of women to join the early modern beguine movement in the Low Countries
    De Moor, T.
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    Mar 2013
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    The Art of Counting: Reconstructing numeracy in the middle and upper classes on the basis of portraits in the early modern Low Countries
    De Moor, T. and Zuijderduijn, J.
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    Sep 2011
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    Accounting for the ‘Little Divergence’ What drove economic growth in preindustrial Europe, 1300-1800?
    de Pleijt, A. and van Zanden, J. L.
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    Nov 2013
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    Human Capital Formation from Occupations: The ‘Deskilling Hypothesis’ Revisited
    de Pleijt, A. and Weisdorf, J.
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    Jul 2014
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    Gender Relations and Economic Development: Hypotheses about the Reversal of Fortune in EurAsia
    de Pleijt, A., van Zanden, J.L. and Carmichael, S.
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    Aug 2016
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    The Role of Human Capital in the Process of Economic Development: The Case of England, 1307-1900
    de Pleijt, Alexandra
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    Dec 2011
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    Real wages at the Cape of Good Hope: A long-term perspective, 1652-1912 (see http://tseg.nl/2013-2/ for most recent version)
    de Zwart, P.
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    Aug 2011
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    Should we call for a doctor? Households, consumption and the development of medical care in the Netherlands, 1650-1900
    Deneweth, H and Wallis, P.
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    Feb 2014
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    Microfinance and the Decline of Poverty: Evidence from the Nineteenth-Century Netherlands
    Deneweth, H., Gelderblom, O. and Jonkers, J.
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    Jan 2013
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    Citation Success: Evidence from Economic History Journal Publications
    Di Vaio, G., Waldenström, D. and Weisdorf, J.
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    Sep 2011
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    A dataset on human capital in the former Soviet Union area: Sources, methods, and first results
    Didenko, D., Foldvari, P. and van Leeuwen, B.
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    Aug 2012
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    The Role of Female Agency in Politics: A Global Study, 1850-2000
    Dilli, S.
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    Jan 2013
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    Circumventing credible commitment: Groningen’s default and the Dutch Republic’s federal escape route, 1666-1761
    Feenstra, A
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    Nov 2015
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    Coins as gauge for growth VOC- doits to probe Java’s deep monetisation, 1700–1800
    Feenstra, A.
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    Nov 2013
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    A latent democracy measure 1850-2000
    Foldvari, P.
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    Jul 2014
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    The Contribution of migration to economic development in Holland and the Netherlands 1510-1900
    Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Jan 2012
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    Capital formation and economic growth under central planning and transition: a theoretical and empirical analysis, ca. 1920-2008
    Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B., and Didenko, D.
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    Nov 2013
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    A History With Evidence: Income inequality in the Dutch Cape Colony
    Fourie and von Fintel
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    Apr 2011
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    Settler Skills and Colonial Development
    Fourie, and von Fintel
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    May 2011
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    GDP in the Dutch Cape Colony:The national accounts of a slave-based society
    Fourie, J and van Zanden, J. L.
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    Jun 2012
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    The Origins of Formal Education in sub-Saharan Africa - Was British Rule More Benign?
    Frankema
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    Mar 2011
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    African Real Wages in Asian Perspective, 1880-1940
    Frankema and van Waijenburg
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    Jan 2011
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    Why was the Dutch legacy so poor? Educational development in the Netherlands Indies, 1871-1942
    Frankema, E.
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    May 2014
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    An Island Drifting Apart: Why Haiti mires in poverty while the Dominican Republic forges ahead
    Frankema, E. and Masé, A.
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    Jan 2012
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    Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880-1965
    Frankema, E. and van Waijenburg, M.
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    Dec 2011
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    Enter the ghost: cashless payments in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500-1800
    Gelderblom, O. and Jonker, J.
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    Sep 2015
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    Early Capitalism in the Low Countries
    Gelderblom, O., and Jonker, J.
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    Mar 2013
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    The Formative Years of the Modern Corporation:The Dutch East India Company VOC, 1602-1623
    Gelderblom, O., de Jong A., and Jonker, J.
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    Aug 2012
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    Comparing colonial and post-colonial output: Challenges in estimating African economic change in the long run
    Jerven
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    Jun 2011
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    The historical determinants of language status in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Katalin Buzasi
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    May 2015
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    Picking Winners? The Effect of Birth Order and Migration on Parental Human Capital Investments in Pre-Modern England
    Klemp, M., Minns, C., Wallis, P. and Weisdorf, J.
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    Jan 2013
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    A Tale of Two Commons: Some Preliminary Hypotheses on the Long-Term Development of the Commons in Western and Eastern Europe, 1000-1900
    Laborda, M. and De Moor, T.
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    Jun 2012
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    An Early Modern Economy in China: A Study of the GDP of the Huating-Lou Area, 1823–29
    Li, Bohzong
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    Oct 2011
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    East of Eden: Polish living standards in a European perspective, ca. 1500-1800
    Malinowski, M.
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    Aug 2013
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    A Colonial Legacy of African Gender Inequality? Evidence from Christian Kampala, 1895-2011
    Meier zu Selhausen, F. and Weisdorf, J.
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    Jul 2014
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    Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars
    Moatsos, M.
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    Dec 2015
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    Climate shocks, cash crops and resilience: Evidence from colonial tropical Africa
    Papaioannou, K.J. and de Haas, M.
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    Nov 2015
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    Where do ideas come from? Book production and patents in a global and temporal perspective
    Plopeanu, A., Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Jun 2012
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    What can’t money buy? Wellbeing and GDP since 1820
    Rijpma, A.
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    Jan 2016
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    Testing Todd and Matching Murdock: Global Data on Historical Family Characteristics
    Rijpma, A. and Carmichael, S.
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    Jul 2015
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    Apprenticeships and craft guilds in the Netherlands, 1600-1900
    Schalk, R.
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    Nov 2016
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    French Revolution or Industrial Revolution? A Note on the Contrasting Experiences of England and France up to 1800
    Sharp, P. R. and Weisdorf, J.
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    Jul 2011
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    An early knowledge economy: the adoption of paper, human capital and economic change in the medieval Islamic Middle East, 700-1300 AD
    Shatzmiller, Maya
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    Feb 2015
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    Better understanding disasters by better using history: Systematically using the historical record as one way to advance research into disasters
    van Bavel, B. and Curtis. D.
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    Jun 2015
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    Low Income Inequality, High Wealth Inequality. The Puzzle of the Rhineland Welfare States
    van Bavel, B. and Frankema, E.
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    Nov 2013
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    Immovable capital goods in medieval Muslim lands: why water-mills and building cranes went missing
    van Bavel, B. Buringh, E. and Dijkman, J.
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    Jul 2015
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    The Organisation of Markets as a Key Factor in the Rise of Holland, Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries. A Test Case for an Institutional Approach
    van Bavel, Dijkman, Kuijpers and Zuijderduijn
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    Apr 2011
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    Quantifying the integration of the Babylonian economy in the Mediterranean world using a new corpus of price data, 400-50 BC.
    van der Spek, R. and van Leeuwen. B.
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    Nov 2013
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    Capital accumulation and growth in Central Europe, 1920-2006
    van Leeuwen, B. and Földvari, P.
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    Dec 2011
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    Capital accumulation and growth in Central Europe, 1920-2006
    van Leeuwen, B. and Földvari, P.
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    Dec 2011
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    The development of inequality and poverty in Indonesia, 1932-1999
    van Leeuwen, B. and Foldvari, P.
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    Jan 2012
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    The standard of living in ancient societies: a comparison between the Han Empire, the Roman Empire and Babylonia
    van Leeuwen, B., van Leeuwen-Li, J., and Pirngruber, R.
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    Nov 2013
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    Markets in pre-industrial societies: storage in Hellenistic Babylonia in the English Mirror
    van Leeuwen, Földvari and Pirngruber
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    Jan 2011
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    Labour Productivity and human capital in the maritime sector of the North Atlantic, c. 1672-1815
    van Lottum, J. and van Zanden, J.L.
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    Dec 2011
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    Grammar of difference? Labour policies and social norms on work and gender in the Netherlands and the Netherlands Indies, ca. 1800-1940
    van Nederveen Meerkerk, E.
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    Jul 2014
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    The Malthusian Intermezzo - Women’s wages and human capital formation between the Late Middle Ages and the Demographic Transition of the 19th century
    van Zanden
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    Aug 2011
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    The character of growth before ‘modern economic growth’? The GDP of Holland between 1347 and 1807
    van Zanden and van Leeuwen
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    Mar 2011
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    The Changing Shape of Global Inequality - exploring a new dataset
    van Zanden, Baten, Földvari, and van Leeuwen
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    Jan 2011
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    Benchmarking the Middle Ages: XV century Tuscany in European Perspective
    van Zanden, J.L. and Felice, E.
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    Nov 2017
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    Urbanization in China, ca. 1100–1900
    Xu, Yi; van Leeuwen, Bas; van Zanden, Jan Luiten
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    Jan 2015
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    Chinese National Income, ca. 1661-1933
    Zhihong, Shi; Xuyi; Yuping, Ni; van Leeuwen, Bas
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    Dec 2014
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    Spending, saving, or investing? Risk management in sixteenth-century Dutch households
    Zuijderduijn, and De Moor
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    Apr 2011
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    Small is beautiful. On the efficiency of credit markets in late medieval Holland
    Zuijderduijn, De Moor and van Zanden
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    Jun 2011
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    Living la vita apostolica. Life expectancy and mortality of nuns in late-medieval Holland
    Zuijderduijn, J.
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    Aug 2013
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    What did retirement cost back then? The evolution of corrody prices in Holland, c. 1500-1800
    Zuijderduijn, J.
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    May 2014
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    Breaking the piggy bank What can historical and archaeological sources tell us about late-medieval saving behaviour?
    Zuijderduijn, J. and van Oosten, R.
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    Jun 2015