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George C. Alter's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Lupia, Arthur, and George C. Alter. 2014. "Data Access and Research Transparency in the Quantitative Tradition." PS: Political Science & Politics, 47(1): 54-59. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and K. Mandemakers. 2014. "The Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) for longitudinal historical microdata, version 4." Historical Life Course Studies, 1: 1-26.

Alter, George C., Myron Gutmann, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Introduction: Longitudinal Analysis of Historical-Demographic Data." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 42(4): 503-517. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C. 2012. "Generation to generation: Life course, family, and community." Social Science History, 37(1): 1-26. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Isabelle Devos, and Alison Kvetko. 2009. "Completing Life Histories with Imputed Exit Dates: A Method for Historical Data from Passive Registration Systems." Population, 64(2): 293-318. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Kees Mandemakers, and Myron Gutmann. 2009. "Defining and Distributing Longitudinal Historical Data in a General Way Through an Intermediate Structure." Historical Social Research, 34(3): 78-114. Abstract. Public Access.

Alter, George C., and Michel Oris. 2008. "Effects of Inheritance and Environment on the Heights of Brothers in Nineteenth-century Belgium." Human Nature, 19(1): 44-55. DOI. Abstract.

Oris, Michel, and George C. Alter. 2008. "Effets de fratrie et mobilité sociale intergénérationnelle dans la Belgique urbaine et rurale au xixe siècle." Annales de Démographie Historique, 15(1): 115-138. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Martin Dribe, and Frans van Poppel. 2007. "Widowhood, Family Size, and Post-Reproductive Mortality: A Comparative Analysis of Three Populations in Nineteenth Century Europe." Demography, 44(4): 785-806. Abstract.

Oris, M., M. Neven, and George C. Alter. 2007. "When protoindustry collapsed fertility and the demographic regime in rural eastern Belgium during the industrial revolution." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 32(2): 137-159. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and Myron Gutmann. 2005. "Belgian Historical Demography as Viewed from North America: Protoindustrialization, Fertility Decline, and the Use of Population Registers." Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis- Revue belge d'histoire contemporaine, 35: 523-546. Public Access.

Alter, George C., and Michel Oris. 2005. "Childhood Conditions, Migration, and Mortality: Migrants and Natives in Nineteenth-century Cities." Social Biology, 52(3-4): 178-191. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Muriel Neven, and Michel Oris. 2004. "Height, Wealth, and Longevity in 19th century East Belgium." Annales de Démographie Historique, No. 2: 19-37.

Alter, George C. 2004. "Height, Frailty, and the Standard of Living: Modeling the Effects of Diet and Disease on Declining Mortality and Increasing Height." Population Studies, 58(3): 265-279. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., Michel Oris, and Göran Broström. 2001. "The Family and Mortality: A Case Study from Rural Belgium." Annales de Démographie Historique, No. 1: 11-31. Abstract. Public Access.

Chapters

Alter, George C., M. Neven, and M. Oris. 2010. "Economic change and differential fertility in rural eastern Belgium, 1812 to 1875." In Prudence and pressure : reproduction and human agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 edited by Tsuya, Noriko. :195-216. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Alter, George C., and Gregory Clark. 2010. "The demographic transition and human capital." In The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Volume 1. 1700–1870 edited by S. Broadberry, and K. H. O'Rourke. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Oris, Michel, Muriel Neven, and George C. Alter. "Individuals and communities facing economic stress: a comparison of two rural areas in nineteenth century Belgium." In Living standards in the past: new perspectives on well-being in Asia and Europe edited by Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe. 373-402. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alter, George C., Matteo Manfredini, and Paul Nystedt. 2004. "Gender Differences in Mortality." In Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900 edited by T. Bengtsson, C. Campbell, J. Lee. 173-208. MIT University Press.

Alter, George C., Muriel Neven, and Michel Oris. 2004. "Mortality and Modernization in Sart and Surroundings, 1812-1900." In Life Under Pressure: Mortality and Modernization in Sart and Surroundings, 1812-1900 edited by T. Bengtsson, C. Campbell, and J. Lee. Ch 7. MIT University Press.

Oris, Michel, and George C. Alter. 2001. "Paths to the city and roads to death. Mortality and migration in East Belgium during the industrial revolution." In Recent Work in Belgian Historical Demography, Belgisch tijdschrift voor nieuwste geschiedenis - Revue belge d'histoire contemporaire, XXXI edited by I. Devos and M. Neven. 3/4: 453-495. Abstract.