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Heat waves and cold spells and their effect on mortality: an analysis of micro-data for the Netherlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Ekamper, P. and Poppel van, F.W.A. and Duin van, C. and Mandemakers, K. (2011) Heat waves and cold spells and their effect on mortality: an analysis of micro-data for the Netherlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Annales de Démographie Historique, 48, 55-104. ISSN 0066-2062.

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Abstract

In this paper we study again the effect on mortality of the extreme Dutch winters and summers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.We focus on those topics which already attracted the attention of medical doctors at the time: Were some age groups more vulnerable than others? Were there social classes that had to endure the effects of heat and cold more than other groups? Were there indeed short-term and longer-lasting effects of heat and cold? In contrast to the nineteenth-century studies, we combine detailed mortality and temperature data with advanced time-series methods to shed new light on the effects that heat waves and cold spells had on mortality in the past. Questions such as these have only received limited attention by historians.

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Intern. Instituut v. Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG)
Ned. Interdisc. Demografisch Instituut (NIDI)
ID Code:9829
Deposited On:14 Jul 2011 02:00
Last Modified:24 Apr 2012 16:40

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