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A tale of two cities

- Inequality in death in Copenhagen and Madrid in late 19th and early 20th century

Project by Barbara Ana Revuelta Eugercios, Mobilex Fellow, Copenhagen Centre for Health Research in the Humanities

Barbara studies the relationship between occupation, often used as an indicator of socio-economic status, and the mortality risk of individuals in two European cities, Copenhagen and Madrid, in late 19th and early 20th century.

In order to do address this issue, reconstructed life courses (based on linked records on individual through the census, birth, death, migration and marriage information) will be created for the city of Copenhagen (1880-1885) and compared to a similar data already available for Madrid. The results will illuminate whether and why mortality was higher for the working classes, and whether there were particular subpopulations at risk within the city.

For more about the project go to the personal profile for Barbara Revuelta.