Jeanne Cilliers

Researcher, Postdoctoral fellow, Ph.D

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Historical demography, Longitudinal studies, Database managment, Event-history analysis, South Africa, Settler economy


My research interests are in the fields of economic and historical demography, with a focus on Africa. My expertise is in working with large historical demographic databases. This has most recently included the digitisation of the South African Genealogical Registers, which formed the basis of my doctoral dissertation: A Demographic History of Settler South Africa. I am currently working on the Cape of Good Hope Panel Project: Quantitative studies of long-term growth, inequality and labour coercion in a developing region. The goal of the project is to construct the first ever multi-generational panel data set for a developing region (the Cape Colony c. 1665-1840).


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Master level (number of theses 2018): 1


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Master level (number of theses 2018): 6



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Recent research outputs

Rijpma, A., Jeanne Cilliers & Fourie, J., 2019 Feb 14, In : Historical Methods.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Igor Martins, Jeanne Cilliers & Fourie, J., 2019, 56 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. Development Economics; no. 2019:197).

Research output: Working paper

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