Ingrid van Dijk

Associate senior lecturer

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My work is in the field of historical demography. I am an expert in long term changes in health, over the past centuries until today. I study how health is shaped by the disease environment, by childhood experiences, over the life course and across generations. Indicators of health I’m interested in include reproductive health, stature, birthweight, morbidity and mortality. I study health changes using historical and modern population registers of Sweden and digitized and linked civil certificates of the Netherlands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Sociology

Free keywords

  • Demography
  • Health
  • Mortality
  • Early life
  • Historical Demography
  • Life course research
  • Intergenerational change
  • Long term developments in health


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