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PhD Position in Historical Demography

Posted: 3/13/2017 (Employment)

The doctoral student will use historical Québec microdata to produce a Ph.D. thesis based on a set of research articles publishable in international refereed journals.

This doctoral scholarship is offered as part of a research project, « Kinship Influences on Fertility and Longevity in Quebec and Utah: a comparative study of two historic founder populations, » financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  This project studies demographic responses to socio-economic shocks and pressure in pre- demographic transition Quebec and Utah, exploring the mediating role of kinship networks on fertility and mortality outcomes.  The project draws upon longitudinal data from the historic populations of Quebec (1800-1849), Saguenay Lac St.-Jean (1837-1900) and Utah (1800-1900).

The doctoral student will explore:  1) kinship networks and kin availability in Quebec ; 2) long-term trends, demographic interactions and the impact of economic and environmental change; and 3) the relative influence of kinship, environment and economic opportunity.

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Deadline: 03/31/2017

Location: University of Montreal