Research School for Economic and Social History


PhD Position in Historical Demography (Lund University) – deadline 4 July 2022

Lund University is recruiting a doctoral student (4 years, fully funded) in historical demography (PhD in Economic History). The doctoral student will work within the research project ‘Long Live the Family. The Rise of Familial Health Advantages in Sweden 1813–2022’. The project is motivated by the wide gap in the length of life by socioeconomic status: the social gradient in mortality. In this project, we identify families with beneficial survival in comparison to the population, and investigate the timing and mechanisms of the emergence of a social gradient in mortality in Sweden. Further, we address how morbidity and mortality in long-lived families are affected by the changing disease environment.

Applicants should have a relevant MSc degree (history, economics, demography, sociology) and have an interest in longitudinal analysis of micro-level population data. Application deadline is 4 July 2022.

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